The Fixer Upper’s New Barn Door + 14 Inspiring Doors

image result for unfinished knotty alder wood barn door kit Pacific Entries

Sliding barn doors are hot hot hot

right now yet hardly a trendy design item

since they have been employed

consistently in design for years and years.

I think we can safely crown them

a timeless country decor staple.


Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

I’m crazy about modern farmhouse style

and do love me a well-constructed barn door

that’s rustic but won’t give me a splinter.

(I know many of you prefer invisible pocket

doors for their understated function, but we

have not had the loveliest experiences with pocket

doors…they are not always DIY friendly

and can be awkward and heavy to use daily.)

You may recall we resorted to building our own

barn doors about 8 years ago in our previous

home where we finished the basement

ourselves and required huge custom planked doors

for doorways we wanted to keep nice and wide.

Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

At the time, it was nearly impossible to

find interior barn door hardware in stores.

What we would have given for the option of buying a barn door kit online like Pacific Entries‘!!!

Here at the fixer upper, we knew we needed

a solution for the entrance to the lower level

media room where (1) noise can be a factor

and where (2) we desperately needed

some architectural interest and (3) wanted

to use natural materials.

The media room has no windows, exposure, or style

making it the all-time very worst room to

photograph or blog about at this juncture.

But you have to start somewhere, right?

And this door was the perfect launching point

for addressing the room.

What you are seeing is a typical lower level

finished basement which had no redeeming

qualities until this beauty came into her life.

Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

Pacific Entries offers this wood barn door in 2 widths,

and we chose an unfinished 42″ wide door.


You can choose from various finishes and styles

including prefinished white shaker (so pretty!)

and we stayed with unfinished like the rest

of our knotty alder wood interior doors.

And just a reminder that if knotty

seems to rustic for your room,

but you like the look of vintage,

these doors can always be customized

with paint, and after doing just that

to the inside of my knotty alder bathroom

door…I’m a a huge fan.

As soon as my DIYhandsome husband

installed it (easy peasy and positively no hitches),

I think we both sighed with relief because

it is gorgeous and resolves our issues.

I snapped several close-ups so you are able

to sense the quality and craftsmanship, and

having built these in the past,

we think the price point (around $450 for a 36″)

is well worth it considering the quality.


Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

 The Low Down on These Unfinished Barn Doors

  

*Solid engineered knotty Alder wood

from Pacific Entries

*1-3/4” thick slabs

*36” and 42″ widths

*84” height

*Choice of Oil Rubbed Bronze or

Stainless Steel hardware kits

*Straps are shipped loose so direction may be

determined by home/door location. 

Other helpful info:

We added an additional board to the bottom

of the door to correct for our height requirement,

and we used a piece of reclaimed wood as a header

at the top over the drywall, a step which

your application likely won’t require.

Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door
Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

Sliding barn doors are being used to conceal televisions

and even for window treatments, and Pacific Entries

has several finish and size options.

Pacific Entries TV Barn Doors in White Cottage Style Living Room With Builtins

I’ll keep you updated on the evolution of our

media room since it requires a lot of love,

and while we’re on the topic of beautiful doors,

I have more inspiring ones to add to our Pin Fest O’ Lovely.

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Pacific Entries rustic knotty alder barn door Hello Lovely Studio
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Interior Barn Door

Thanks for checking out our new barn door,
and I hope you found beautiful design inspiration
here for your own projects.

For another inspiring post all about doors, visit this post.

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Peace to you right where you are.

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Thank you, Pacific Entries, for the opportunity to work
with you and spread the love for your lovely rustic
alder wood doors which add so much character
and warmth to our home.


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2 Comments

  1. March 22, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    We have a small office niche which is open most of the time, but this beautiful door looks like a great solution for times you want to hide the inner workings of the household. It's great looking open and shut! BTW, I read "The Little Tern" and loved the message working hard on believing in all good things, especially my own strength and abilities. Thank you for mentioning it.

    • March 23, 2017 / 3:33 am

      exactly! and this sort of door is quiet which i love. i'm so moved that you read that book–it is so close to my heart and came to me at a very tender time and taught me about shadows and how i ought to honor the shadow side of my life. xox

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