We’ve been pluggin’ away, little by little, on the north wall in our master bedroom, and man does it feel good to finally be getting closer to the finish line!
Here’s what it looked like before we painted it Martha’s Stewart’s “Blue Hubbard” (Sherwin Williams)…
…and here’s what it looks like today…
You’ll notice we finally put the bathroom door trim back on, and we managed to attach some more of our 1″ x 4″ MDF boards as crown molding and base boards too. Woo hoo!
Next up, we’ll be building a barn door…
(Note: This is an inspiration drawing, and that is not our actual bathroom.)
…and creating some kind of built-in wall pocket unit for our TV, DVD player, and other little pretties to sit in too…
(Again. Just an inspiration drawing.)
Who knows if we can actually pull it off, or if it’ll look exactly like that, but we’re definitely gonna give it a whirl and see what happens!
I’d like for it to have a small, flip-down door (below the TV) so that we can hide the electronic stuff from view. Kinda like this…
And although we’re fans of the open look, I guess another option would be doors on the upper part of it…
What do you think? Doors to cover the TV, or no doors?
Wait! Before you answer, keep in mind we’re still planning to build a two-doored version of this guy on the wall opposite the mirrored closet doors…
It’ll sit to the right of the Blue Hubbard-painted bump out…
In the meantime, we’ll start wrapping our heads around how to build that barn door track for less than the barn door supply companies are selling them for. Wish us luck!
PS– We’re not 100% sure about what color, finish or style the barn door will be…we just threw that blue one in there as an example!
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I think it looks better with the doors covering the TV. The doors seem to bring it all together:)
Hi, layla.. your room is looking great. Love the idea of the wall pocket for the tv and such,, i’d leave it open, no doors, but thats just me. I’ve got a spot in my house that i’ve been wanting to put one of those sliding doors,, so I cant wait to see what you(y’all) do. thanks for all you share on here,, always inspired.
I would say No doors covering TV but the remote cubby is a must and I LOVE the barn door! What an fabulous idea!
Elisa G. K.
Love the barn door idea!
My vote: cover the TV. It makes the focal point the upper shelves (which showcase prettier things) rather than the TV (not so cute).
Can’t wait to see the result!!
Omg. I’m so stinkin jealous!!! I’ve been wanting one forever and there’s only one decent spot in the house for one… I wanna know where you get everything, for how much, and a step by step tutorial! Demanding aren’t I? So excited for ya… you guys are gonna have the best master suite ever 🙂
The track is EXACTLY what I was wondering about…can’t wait to hear & see what you come up with! 🙂
We just converted our unused living room into the boys room and used these doors! Love them! Try a farm supply house or even use a closet track if your doors are light enough (we used hollow core doors and trimmed them out). Good luck!
Oh that barn door idea is wonderful. Cannot wait to see the finished look.
What about doing something like this:
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Absolutely LOVE the door. What a great inspiration for staging a home and making it a place where people want to live! Changing the wall color from yellow to mint/light green completely changes the feel of that room. Excellent!
I’ve never needed a barn slider before, but we have one on our barn! no you can’t have it, we actually use it 🙂 But – there should be an old falling down barn somewhere that you could get one from, or a farm auction, something. I know you’d be able to fix it up to beautiful!
Love what you have done in your bedroom! Looks so relaxing. We have a barn door of sorts actually 3 of them! I did use the barn door hardware for my office doors though. Here is a link to where I posted about them on my blog!
Have fun, can’t wait to see the finished project!
I think doors to cover the TV make the shelves look out of balance. Dont know if you have space to pocket those doors so you could hide it when you wanted to but most of the time it would be open. I would also think about putting pretty glass doors that carry on your cottage look on the top shelves if you are going to add that drop down piece below, again just for balance. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Love the barn door idea!
Miss Mustard Seed
I love the sliding door idea. I’m hoping to achieve a similar thing to cover my guest room closet. The problem I had was finding a track that was short enough for my space, but it looks like you won’t have that problem.
I vote to keep the doors off the TV cubby. I think they would be a pain when open. Just my opinion. 🙂
as far as the tv nook goes, i like the flip down part but not the doors over the tv itself.
but regarding the barn door you have GOT to check out the DIY step-by-step posts over on another blog i follow called “housetweaking”. they just recently completed this and have the sugestions for the hardware too! there are tons of great pics and very do-able! you two could TOTally DIY!
here are the posts:
i can’t wait to see how you room turns out!
Love the sliding barn door-wish I had room for it at my house. I vote no doors on the tv….Good luck!
Hey Layla – well, I simply love your idea for the barn door and actually – you inspired me – once again. We are currently building a new farmhouse and I have been looking for a different “door” to go over the pantry entry. I think this idea would be just perfect – so thanks for helping me out. We live on a farm and have several barns and all of our tracks have come from the metal supply company. We have mostly metal barns and when we constructed some new doors a year or so ago – we bought the track and metal from the same company. Oh well, it is simply another source you might check. Sounds like you have been given several different options. I wish you all well with the project – if you all do it – it will be just awesome like everything else you do!
My thinking with the tv doors: if you’re both in bed and decide to switch it on….ONE of you has to get up and open the doors! 😛
UH, YEAH, there’s gotta be a better way to do the barn door track system than for $400 – that’s the cheapest quote i’ve gotten for the same thing I want to do in our master bedroom! Yuck, no way I’m paying that. Please, please, please post any and all details about what you guys come up with so I can be a super duper copy cat!!! haha, THANKS!!! 🙂
Love the barn doors idea! Can’t wait to see what you and hubby come up with. Also, no doors on the TV – it’s just too “doory”. BTW, I absolutely love how you make a bed – I have NO skill in that department!
Oh my gosh that is soo pretty! I love it! I can’t wait to see the final results!
I love the barn door look! Have you seen House Tweaking’s tutorial? http://www.housetweaking.com/2011/02/13/diy-sliding-barn-door-part-ii/ it turned out so great!
I would like to do this for my bathroom, with the door on the inside of the bathroom and also doubling as some type of towel rack. If anyone has any ideas or inspiration for that, I could certainly use it…the bathroom is going to be mostly stone and glass, with a wood vanity and vessel sink, either just square white or some type of glass bowl from O. I can kind of picture the door, but not really.
i think a single door covering the TV would be nice. mount a mirror and it becomes a small vanity area. or use it as a rotating seasonal art display area. the dark tv will distract from your super-cool barn door.
i also like the drop-down drawer for the components.
I’m all for covering the TV and gadgets up. I never think a TV actually enhances the look of a room…a creative solution to avoid that door-door-door thing, and hide the TV, is the best bet, I think.
And I’m loving that barn door idea, although I doubt I’d ever be gutsy enough to do something like that!
Tonya of Stellar Spaces
I LOVE LOVE LOVE sliding doors and yours is no exception. I can’t wait to see your finished project…makes me want one of my own! I think painting it blue will make it a focal point for the room.
Make sure you ask some friends with children about this sliding door. Have to think about kiddos now. Maybe if there is a way to secure it?
That’s such a great idea! I’ve sen barn doors used and would love to know how to build one. So glad you are going to figure it out for us.
Rita @May Days
The Farmer's Trophy Wife
Love this idea….saw a GREAT one on http://www.housetweaking.com/2011/02/13/diy-sliding-barn-door-part-ii/ check it out!
LOVE the barn door idea! we are currently working on a barn door slider for our bathroom renovation. we looked ALL over for vintage hardware, and as you found, they are major expensive. i even posted on craiglist for a want ad…to no avail. when we were at our wit’s end…my m-i-l’s cousin found one lying around his barn converted workshop, along with the rollers. i was SO thrilled. so, ask everyone you know…high and low…then have them ask others. i so hope you find one!
Oooo I’m really excited to see the finished look! Would love a tutorial on the lockers once you’re done them too. I have the exact same picture saved on my computer and am hoping to build something like that for our front hall. Just not so sure how to go about it. Good luck and have fun!! 🙂
I like the first one. While doors over a tv are great in theory, you end up leaving them open.
I’m really excited to see how yall put that barn door together. It looks SO FUN! By the way…I like the wall unit WITHOUT Doors.
BARN DOORS! I have wanted barn doors to cover our laundry nook since we moved in our house almost 2 yrs ago! I can’t wait to see how they turn out!!
Thanks for giving all of us the chance to put in our two cents. I like your barn door design or the blue or grey in the inspiration photos. I also the the idea of of couple of glass lights to break up the solid feel of the blue door. Skip the tv doors. You have enough doors without adding more. I’d keep the locker docked simple like your photo shows. Your bedroom is coming together beautifully.
Can’t wait to see the finished product. I say yes doors to cover the T.V. I need to figure out how to cover our TV at our house.
I love the color of the walls, and I think the color of the barn door you put in as an example greatly compliments the color. It stands out, but it doesn’t smack you in the face. So beautiful, and I love barn doors!
Kim in MD
I love the barn door for your MB bathroom! I can’t wait to see the completed project! Oh- in my humble opinion, I vote no for the TV doors. I love the pull out drawer below, though! 🙂
No doors on tv. They will just always be open anyway. Love the look.
That is going to look amazing!
Hi! I am new to your blog and have been looking back at your older posts. WOW! Love your vision! Sounds like you guys have lots of fun with it as well. I have been a long admirer of barn doors and since I live in a barn would love to have them somewhere in the house. (Although, technically every door in here IS a barn door…sorry couldn’t resist) Unfortunately, I have never been able to find out where to get the hardware for this. Do you have any suggestions? Also, as my space is only about 10ft wide I thought of using some antique doors. Probably not giving you enough to go on but will be glad to give you more info if needed. Hope to hear from you…
Ideas for the door hardware…
These are typical construction products for mechanical systems, so perhaps you can get a local mechanical contractor or lumber yard (etc) to order some for you.
I vote no doors as well. Love the barn door idea! Of course, I love most of your ideas. I don’t mean to be a suck up…just a fan. 🙂
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This blog never fails to keep me excited! Your ideas mare just awesome. I don’t know when i can make my next renovation but i’m sure to be checking on you guys more often!
Hey Layla – just wanted to mention that a friend of mine found a great barn door on Cragslist for like $80. It looks fabulous installed.
Great idea! I’ll be sure to check there today! Thank you!
Did you see the barn door over at housetweaking.com?
Yes! SO awesome and inspiring! 🙂
I like the tv cabinets with no doors and for the barn doors, I love the blue but also really like the natural wood look in your inspiration board (in the kitchen pic).
We just put barn doors in last week!!!! I am loving them. Don’t know if you have already picked out hardware and what not, but shoot me an email if you are interested in what we did.
Angela made a barn door that looks great too!
I am so excited about the barn door! We are doing one for a closet/pantry in our house. We have yet to do it and it remains doorless so I CANNOT wait to see what you come up with. We just cant decided if we should try to build the door or buy one.