I finally got my hanging barn door up! How to install with hardware

Feb 16 2016
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I’ve had my hanging barn door hardware for nearly a year now (I’m ashamed to say) so this project has been on my “to do” list for WAY too long! Being as this is an old farm I have the perk of having several old barn doors that I stashed in a safe place and have been drooling over for months. A door on my master bathroom is totally required, it is on the other side of the stairwell to the bedroom but, regardless, it was time to get this hung!

Whether I’m actually going to be “using” this lovely hanging barn door or not, I believe it actually qualifies as artwork on the wall!

After reading multiple nightmare stories of hanging barn doors online I was a little apprehensive getting started. First, I spent an hour online the Amazon page of the hanging barn door hardware I had purchased months before.

Within a few minutes of studying the pictures and reading through the question and answers section I got excited. Turns out, I made a really good choice in the hardware I purchased, it looked easy!

And, I am stoked to say, I had this done in an hour, it WAS easy! I wish I could say I purchased it with that in mind but it being easy to install was just a bonus.

The REAL reason I purchased this specific hardware was the price. It was only $80! Other hanging barn door hardware I looked at was over $200!

I brought the door and the hardware in before I went through all of the instructions. Then, I grabbed my drill and started the entire process by adding the wheels to the top of the door, this was a simple as drilling out the correct sized holes and screwing in the anchors before attaching the top wheels with screws.

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With the wheels on the top of the door attached I took the measurements then headed up stairs with my six foot level to decide where to attach the five mounts for the rod. This was as simple as drawing a level line on the wall and then adding them in, three of them I attached to studs, the other two I used sheet rock anchors.

Then I set the rod in place and secured it using the mounts. With the rod up and mounted I just had to set the door on the rod and TA DAH! All done!

Now, my master bathroom and master closet are finally complete 🙂 I can’t wait to fully reveal them to you guys!

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  1. June 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    The door looks terrific, Tarah! You and your husband are SO talented–I’m just a little jealous 🙂 I love that the door holds such sentimental value for you, too. So glad you linked it up with us at Vintage Charm–

    • June 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you Diana! We’re so happy to finally get it up!

  2. August 20, 2016 at 4:33 am

    I absolutely love barn doors and yours looks fantastic… I love the raw wood against that scrumptious blue wall! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays, pinning!

  3. August 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Wow!! That barn door is gorgeous! You and your husband did a fantastic job! I love the way it looks with the blue wall, white trim, and wood floors! Thanks for sharing!

    • August 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much!! I think it really made the room 🙂

  4. August 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Tarah, Great job! You make it look almost easy! Thanks for sharing your photos and your story! Blessings, Janet

  5. September 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. We are putting one of these on our lake house. I will post pics one completed. Found you on #OverTheMoon link party!

    • September 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Michelle, I can’t wait to see it! Thanks for coming by!

  6. September 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  7. September 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Woo hoo! Your door looks great. I like the rustic wood that you used.

    Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 😉


    • September 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Stacey, thank you so much!!

  8. September 16, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Looks awesome!!!

  9. September 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    It looks fantastic! I love how rustic the door is, absolutely beautiful!

  10. September 22, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Love this! We have two barn doors that we still haven’t put up.

  11. Jann Olson
    September 25, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Really cute, I love it! I have two in my craft room and hubby just hung one on my she shed. I just love the way they look! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • September 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Yeah they’re so cool and rustic! I love how they move totally out of the way too as opposed to a door always hanging out into the room, thanks!

  12. September 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    It looks amazing! You two did an incredible job.

  13. September 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  14. September 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I am so delighted to discover you. Am visiting from the Happy Now linkup. What a wonderful idea to use the barn door. Love how it won’t swing out. It was also so very cool to see the photos and realize that it really was just that easy.

    • September 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks for coming by Kelly!

  15. September 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Wow! One hour? That’s awesome! I’m definitely going to look into that hardware, as I’ve got a spot where I’d like to install a barn-style door. One question, though: is the door steady since it’s basically just hanging there? Would you recommend a bottom track or casters on a door for stability?

    • September 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Hi Leslie, yup I would definitely recommend that hardware, its really good quality and inexpensive. Without a bottom track (Or I was actually thinking about track along the wall across the bottom of the door, maybe with a couple of wheels on it?) the bottom of the door does and will scrape against the wall. We use it so little it isn’t a big thing for us, we just pulled the door out when we slide it.

  16. October 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I LOVE this!! 🙂 Looks amazing!!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. October 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Tarah this is not only gorgeous but it’s such a perfect statement piece for your darling home.


  18. October 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Tarah, I love the look of barn doors! They are rustic and add a whole lot of texture. We were planning on doing a pocket door for our bathroom remodel but I have always loved the look of the barn door … hum I’ll have to tumble that over I think we’d have plenty of room to do it! xo

    • October 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Carla, I love ours! And a pocket door would be a lot more work 🙂 Thank you for coming by!!

  19. October 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Love barn doors 🙂

  20. October 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Wow! What a project! The barn door looks wonderful 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays.

  21. October 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Nice. I’ve started getting a hankering for barn door. But wouldn’t work in my current house. We need to get a fixer upper! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Remember to leave your host a comment to increase the chance of being featured.

  22. October 20, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I love this! Our master bathroom has these ridiculous double doors that open inward and block up one of the sinks. A hanging barn door would be perfect there. Pinned and sharing. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link-up Party this week!

    • October 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      French doors are so great in theory but not always in application! Love to see it if you end up with a barn door, thanks for coming by!!

  23. October 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Tarah, come grab our featured button this week on Sunday at Family Joy Blog Link-up! Congrats!

    • October 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much Charlotte!!

  24. November 10, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Hi Tarah,
    Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.

    • November 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you Janice for coming by!

  25. April 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Very nice and happy that you got the door up.

  26. June 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I have always wanted a barn door. I just don’t have anywhere in my house where one would work easily 🙁

    • June 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Hey Lindsay, I hear ya! This was the only spot we could have one!

  27. June 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The barn door looks great… and I love the color of the walls! 🙂

    • June 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you! The color is called Sooty Lashes buy valspar and it is my favorite 🙂

  28. July 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Your hanging barn door looks great, especially against the dark wall with the white trim. The aged wood really pops. I totally understand about having materials and a project hanging around for a year or more. Congrats on striking this project off your to-do list!
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

    • July 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much Carol, it was such a relief to finally have this done! I think of it more as artwork then as an actual “door” we hardly ever use it but when we’ve needed it its been good to have!

  29. July 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Loved your post! Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Pinterest Party last week. You were featured this week on my page! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    • July 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Oh thank you SO much Ali! Have a great week!

  30. July 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    The door looks great! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

  31. August 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    That really is a beautiful door! I love how you’ve used it on the rail – what a great look! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul, Tarah. Sharing! I hope to see you back at the party when we return from summer break this coming Monday August 7th. Have a great weekend!

  32. November 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Oh my word, I SO want one of these! We have an old farmhouse! We have an old barn! We have old barn doors! Well, now I’ve pinned this, so I’m one step closer, right? 😉 Thanks for the inspiration…stopping by from Encouraging Hearts & Home!

    • November 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Elizabeth, thank you so much for coming by! It took me forever to find inexpensive hardware on Amazon but the search was totally worth it and it was surprisingly easy to hang!

  33. December 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    We love barn and stable doors – you guys did a great job! #DreamTeam

  34. December 13, 2017 at 3:37 am

    I love your barn door. I would love to have one in my home. Maybe one day. Thank you for the photos, and showing us how you did it!

  35. December 14, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Nice! #HumpDayLinky

  36. December 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

    It looks amazing, you did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  37. December 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I love how effective this looks! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFriday Linky

  38. December 20, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Thanks for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday link party at Carrie’s Home Cooking. Tomorrow when this week’s party starts you will be one of our featured links. I hope to see you there again. Merry Christmas! – Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

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