Caulking trim from Val Frania on Vimeo.
Step #14 Add new switch plates.
Step #15 Decorate. I bought a new rug at Kohls and stenciled on the wall using a (afflink) StudioR12 stencil from Amazon.
When you open the right door, it covers the stencil (which I think is cool). It's the little things that make our home unique. I like unique.
Sometimes you have to problem solve when you install something contrary to the original instructions. You can see the two little passage ways above to the right of the door.
Step #16 Go look at your hallway 5x/day because you can't believe the difference!
NOTE: Directions from the company are very precise, be prepared to have exact measurments so the doors fit well and are secure.
Custom Service Hardware has a couple of videos if you'd like to take a look. We found them very easy to work with. It took us quite a while to get everything up and running and they were nothing but gracious and patient. They supplied all of the hardware for this project right down to the screws. I wouldn't hesitate to use their products again.
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16 thoughts on “Barn Door Hardware Transforms an UGLY Hallway”
Good evening Val, I live in Sherbrooke Québec Canada. French is my speaking langage. I loveyour work and I enjoy reading everything about you. I've been married for 53 years 2 children and three grand daughters.
Thanks, Francois! Nice to meet you. We’ve been married 39 years and have 15 kids and 17 grandkids. Thanks for visiting!
What a complete 360! I love the idea of the barn doors, so convienant and stylist! The quote on the wall looks great as well! I enjoy doing DIY project and decoring as well. I will be sure to add this on my Pinterest.
Thanks. We were amazed at the change.
Hi Val, your doors are stunning. Can you tell me the length of your closet? I've been wanting to do my closet, (7 ft long). Everything I've seen, has huge doors. But I couldn't figure out how. But seeing yours has gave me hope I will get this done. Thank you for the inspiration .
Ours are about 6 ft. Contact the company that we got ours from. I bet the will help you. Our doors are 3 ft wide.
Beautiful improvement. Nice job.
Beautiful job! Wow! Thank you.
Love the look! Totally transformed your dark hallway. We have a barn door n our pantry and a set of barn doors to our dining room. After seeing your door, I want one in the hallway too!
Thanks, Sue. I’m the same way. I want them on other doorways in my house too…and on some furniture pieces!
Love the look but then you can not have clear out furniture & any decor on the walls as the doors need an empty wall to slide over onto. I have ugly bifold doors I'd like to change up but not willing to empty my walls of all decor to get the new look.
I solved that problem – I stenciled on the wall so I have decoration that is flush so the doors can slide over it when in use.