Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Barn Doors

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Sliding Barn Doors
are on my mind lately.

(photo credit:  Design Loft blog)

They are like inside out pocket doors, sliding against the wall rather than in the pocket.  Which means they are for show!  And that means lots of design options.  How fun!

(photo credit: life in focus blog)

I love this simple white barn door (below), which actually has more of a traditional indoor feel than a colorfully painted barn door look.  It has a craftsman style to it, with the beadboard ceiling and simple window and door trims.  The dark hardware on the sliding door gives it just the right vintage feel.  This look could be repeated in so many homes that don't have large wood beams or other features to pull in an architectural or rustic barn door. 

(photo credit:  Frog Hill Design)

(photo credit:  Refreshed Designs blog)

These barn doors (below) belong to rocker, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, believe it or not.  Their home was recently featured in Architectural Digest.  Read more about it here.

(photo credit:  Architectural Digest)

What a great kitchen pantry cover up. 

(photo credit:  Attic Magazine)

A nook turned into desk space.  The hardware, glass, and painted wood of this sliding barn door adds a sense of architecture to a nook that otherwise lacks interest. 

(photo credit:  Attic Magazine)

So many architectural savage pieces can be used as a sliding "barn door"...  old shutters, large windows with interesting lead glass, a vintage front door. 

In the photo below, the home owner took old fence boards and actually built the door, then painted and hung it.  See the how to here

(photo credit:  house tweaking blog)

And here's the head board... how simply charming and wonderful. 

(photo credit:  house tweaking blog)

More barn doors...

(photo credit:  frog hill designs)

(photo credit:  ddg studio)

(photo credit: la Maison fou blog)

(photo credit:  Decor it)

(photo credit:  tumblr blog)

I thought this was such an ingenious way to hide the TV.  TV are like bathing suits.  Sometime you just need a cover up. 

(photo credit:  Cote de Texas blog)

A few more looks...

(photo credit:  Country Living Magazine)

(photo credit:  Country Living Magazine)

(photo credit:  The Lettered Cottage blog)


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