How to make a mirrored barn door
Want a barn door? Need full-length mirror? How about a mirrored barn door?
We needed a sliding door for our new bathroom. And since my full length mirror went away in the remodel, here's what we came up with.
Here's how we did it:
1. Purchase a solid wood door
We bought ours at Home Depot for $25!!! It's just a primed, flat hardwood slab door. Super simple. Here's a picture of the side label.
2. Prep the door
This will help the primer and paint adhere to the surface.
Paint the door with primer
2. Paint the door
You only have to paint one side (the interior side) since the mirror will be glued directly to the other side. I used an old can of white semi-gloss. If its old, make sure to stir it well!
3. Apply the mirror
Once the paint is dry, flip it over and glue down the mirror. I went to a great local place and had them cut a piece of mirror to fit the door. It cost about $125 (4 times more than the door itself).
4. Hardware Installation
The first step is to apply the wheels to the top of the door. We did this when it was laying down for obvious reasons (much easier).
Lance used blue tape along the area where the hardware would go. That way, he could make all kinds of marks on the wall and not have to wash them off later. He used a level to make sure the hardware was completely straight and then followed the directions on the box!
TA-DA. Here it is. NOW GO MAKE YOURSELF A MIRRORED BARN DOOR!
We hope this was helpful and/or inspirational for you guys. Please let me know if you would like further info. I love questions and feedback!
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