Library Pocket Door On Sliding Barn Door Hardware

“My brain has too many tabs open.”

Remember when I blogged about “having” to paint the wall (and ceiling) outside the room I’m working on right now?

Sliding Library Door | 85 Dollar Galvanized Barn Hardware

Well, now you know why it had to be done. :-)

I had to paint the wall so that we could hang that big ol’ 9-panel pocket door! It came from an antique shop in Sweetwater, Tennessee courtesy of my friend Lucy, and we are absolutely loving it!

We picked up the sliding track hardware at Sabel Steel Wholesale here in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sabel Steel Wholesale | Montgomery Alabama

The grand total for everything (an 8′ track, 3 hangers, 2 brackets, a pair of wheels, and 2 end caps) came to $85 after tax. Not bad considering most of the sliding hardware I’ve seen online is between $200-$400. (Note: the only finish Sabel sells is galvanized and the tracks come in 4′ and 8′ lengths. They said they usually don’t carry a lot of tracks in the store, so make sure to call first to see if they have what you need in stock: (334) 265-6771.)

Galvanized Sliding Track Barn Hardware

The door handle came from my friend Ashley’s shop, Parish. (Also located in Montgomery.)

Library or Barn Door Handle | Parish Shoppe in Montgomery Alabama

…and as far as pulling the door open from the other side, there’s enough raised and recessed molding on the back side of the door to pull it open very easily. That said, this room will become my office in the next couple of years, so it will probably stay open most of the time. The door does slide open and closed very easily though. It’s amazing how a sliding track can make something heavy feel so featherlight! The only thing left to do is mount a small caster, horizontally, onto the base board behind the door so that nothing scrapes against the door frame. I’ll show you what I mean in my blog post on Wednesday.



On to what’s really swirling around in my mind today.

The group trip.

The one that started this past weekend…the one that we almost got to be a part of.

New forever friends are bonding with their babies today, y’all.

So, needless to say, my brain is doing a lot of darting around this week.

I mean, me and the Mamas have been talking about being there for months…but now they’re actually there.

Three Angels Childrens Relief | Haiti

(photo from Three Angels Facebook page)

They’re standing on that infamous Arabesque tile floor. They’re hearing all 13 kiddos at once. They’re looking into the eyes of the littles they’ve loved since first sight.

It’s absolutely thrilling for this soon-to-be-traveling mama-to-be to think about. Think I’ll go paint and get lost in that “tab” some more today. :-)

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  1. Jacque says

    Funny thing–I live in Sweetwater, TN and love all our antique stores and frequent them often! Looks like that door was made just for that room!

    Great job!

  2. Alice says

    Most farm suppliers stores or lumber stores may have the hardware to hang a door. I bought a set for a shed and this go around I bought some angle iron at Homedepot and put some brackets up to bolt it on. The price online for niche businesses are so high. They are beautiful but my budget requires some creativity. If you don’t like the silver galvanized you can use rustoleum hammered finish spray paints to change it up. There are some great paint colors available. Love your door. It is lovely.

  3. says

    I love the pocket door, it looks awesome! Keeping you in my thoughts with the adoption and travel plans in the future. Sometimes things do happen for a reason, unknown – to us at the time. Fingers crossed! Who knows – maybe there is a greater plan to come. Keep the faith and keep all the wonderful projects coming. I love all the great things you do!

  4. Melissa R says

    I have a sneaky suspicion that you know that one of those cuties in the picture is your cutie!

    • Layla says

      Yes! We knew at first sight, actually! Can’t wait to share his photo here whenever we get the green light! 😀

  5. Sunny says

    Love the door…will have to look around up here in Canada. will be your turn, Layla to meet your sweet p…there is a time and a season for every purpose under Heaven ..and I know you know that…the room is looking great!

  6. Wendy says

    Love the door!!! It loos great. I have places that would benefit greatly from this, but alas I don’t have the wall space next to the doors. Sigh.

    “My brain has too many tabs open” may have just become my favorite new saying. 😉

    Such fun, exciting things going on in your life! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. Vanessa says

    I’m so curious about this room. I love everything about it! I love your dream boards for the “kids room”, the built ins, the bard door! So much to love!! You said it will be your office in the future? Where will your bubba move to? Will he be in the master and you will move to another (mysterious) room?

    • Layla says

      Thanks, Vanessa! 😀 Yes, little man will move into our current master bedroom and we’ll add on another room for us. Right now, our house only has the two bedrooms, but we’ve got some room to build, so that’ll be fun! :-)

  8. says

    Just wanted to pop by and say that I’ve spent the past 2 hours wandering on your blog – your home is beyond lovely and I love the feel of it all! I adore when a home looks so beautiful, but also like real people live there. Keep up the beautiful work!

  9. JENNIFER says

    Hi. Love the door! We plan on doing this, but I only have one delimna. Chair railing part way up the wall. Do you have any ideas on how we can do this door and keep the door from hitting the railing every time we open the door? Thanks in advance!!

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