When I told my hubby I wanted sliding barn door shutters in our bedroom, I’m not so sure he was seeing my vision. I wanted to add a unique look with sliding window decor, but still be functional. It didn’t take long to convince him when I mentioned using weathered wood to build them. That’s all SHE wrote! The man is finally getting some masculinity in the bedroom. 🙂
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How To Create A Unique Look With Sliding Window Decor
The hardware arrived on my doorstep 2 days after I had decided to build my sliding barn door window decor thanks to Amazon. CLICK HERE to purchase the hardware for your window makeover.
A million parts! Well, not a million, but it didn’t take long to decide I needed help. More than my dog Lexi for sure. Time to call in the big guns. Best to leave all of this to the hubs. It’s his JAM!
Building The Barn Door Window Decor
While the hubs tackled the hardware installation, I measured the opening of the windows and headed out to gather my lumber. As luck would have it, the weathered lumber that I had saved from an old fence worked out perfectly. It was aged and weathered to a beautiful gray. It’s gonna look great! After cutting what seemed like 1,000 boards, I had enough to start assembling the barn doors. I carefully laid them out on my painting table in the studio for a closer inspection. I culled through a few boards that were warped and split to save only the best for my project.
Construction Of The Barn Doors
The construction was fairly simple as I used 2 longer boards to secure my doors from the backside. Gorilla glue and my pneumatic staple gun made for quick work and before I knew it, I had built 2 beautiful doors.
Finishing The Wood On The Barn Doors
I used a 220 grit sandpaper and my orbital sander to smooth out the rough areas and allow the natural wood to show through the weathered gray. This created a beautiful warm look on the barn doors. Old and yummy! I couldn’t wait to get them hung.
Hanging The Sliding Barn Door Window Decor
I have the best hubby ever! By the time I had the doors built, he had installed the hardware and probably snuck in a nap. The bed was a dead give away.
After pre-drilling the holes, the bolts were secured, it was ready to hang. The sliding shutter window decor added so much warmth to our bedroom.
With the shutters in the open position, they serve as wall art.
With the shutters closed, the room is private and darker on the weekends when we want to sleep in. I thought that I would miss my curtains but I don’t. It couldn’t have turned out any better thanks to Mr. Honey Do. We’re a good team.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope this inspires you to think out of the box with your window treatments. Curtains are so overrated! I love the clean look. ♥ What do you think? I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a comment below. 🙂
Until the next project… xo, Do
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