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If you’re in love with Fixer Upper and all of the lovely farmhouse-inspired barndoors, you’ll love this list of ten amazing barndoor ideas for your own home!

I’ve put together a complete eye candy post of  some of the best DIY barndoor idea that I could find for you!

Each of these amazing bloggers has built a unique sliding door and wrote a great tutorial for you to follow.  Enjoy!

1. Black Bypass Barndoors

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Of course I will start with my own barndoors! My black bypass barndoors separate my office from the foyer and provide some workspace privacy that I need with 3 wild children running around while momma is working from home. 

For months we were trying to determine how to cover the door opening so that I could easily record my podcast and record coaching classes, but there wasn’t room for a huge barndoor. Then we learned about BYPASS doors (they stack on top of each other when they are slid open) and this was the ticket! Genius!

Also, I am just obsessed with black everything right now and even painted my dining room ceiling black, which you can see here.


2. Hallway/Laundry Room Sliding Barndoor

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Emily at Our House Now a Home solved a problem of an annoying swinging door into her small laundry room by building a sliding barndoor.


3. Crawl Space Barndoors

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Mary at The Cofrane Home covered up her under the stairs crawl space hole with a cute sliding barndoor . How adorable is that????


4. Bleached Wood Barndoors

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Sara from Twelve on Main wanted a custom barndoor with a unique bleached wood finish. She also has a great tutorial on how to build barndoors here too. And can we talk about her beautiful chalkboard wall????


5. Decorative Barndoor

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Colleen from My Life on Kaydeross Creek built a mini barndoor to use as spring decor on her fireplace mantle. 


6. Round Barndoor for the Pantry

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Lynn from turned this salvaged round door to a bold red sliding door to her pantry. So fun!


7. Dutch Barndoor / Baby Gate

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Cassity from Remodelaholic designed a Dutch Barndoor to double as a baby gate at the bottom of stairs. 


8. Sliding Double Barndoors 

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Shara from Wood Shop Diaries made double barndoors to the entrance of her laundry room right off a main hallway.  I love her frosted glass!


9. Sliding Repurposed Door with Glass

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Gail from My Repurposed Life made a sliding barndoor to her bathroom from a repurposed door with glass.  The words = so stinkin’ cute!


10. Stained Barndoor

DIY Stained Barndoor | Jennifer Allwood

And although we didn’t build this one, my team recently stained this barndoor for a client. I have an easy tutorial for you to stain any door you build HERE


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All of these ideas are so unique and yet totally functional! I’d love to know which one is your favorite and if you have other clever ideas for where to install a barndoor!



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Top Ten DIY Barndoor Tutorials and Farmhouse Barndoor Ideas and Sliding Doors | Jennifer Allwood

One Comment

  • Marie says:

    I love that pantry door! Omgosh, so pretty! Putting a barn door on a crawl space is super smart too. Thanks for sharing your incredible round-up with us at Merry Monday this week!

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