As you can tell, I finally got my closet doors installed. I’m sort of embarrassed that it took me over two months to complete the installation. However, it’s not totally my fault. But we’ll get to that in a minute.
Anyway, the doors are hung and I absolutely love how they turned out. I purchased both the doors and track system from Rustica Hardware. I decided to go with them because they offered a bypass door system. With a traditional barn door system you need room on one side of the opening to slide the door while it’s open. As you can see, I didn’t have that option, so a bypass system was essential.
I had originally hoped to find some old barn doors, but the opening of the closet was about a foot taller than a typical door. I even looked at solid wood doors at Lowes and Home Depot, but nothing fit. I went with the barn doors from Rustica Hardware since they could be custom made to the size I needed.
Currently, the doors are unfinished. That’s because I have yet to decide how to finish them. I also need a nice warm day so that I can work on them outside without getting paint / stain all over my floor. Right now I’m leaning toward a simple white wash. I originally thought a barn red would be fabulous, but I think it would be way too much for this space.
Like I said, I’m super pleased with how they turned out, but knowing what I know now, I probably would not have chosen this particular brand for a few reasons. First, the whole system was kind of pricey. Secondly, the directions for putting the rail system together were beyond frustrating. That was a major factor in why it took me so long to get the doors hung. Every time I went to work on it, I felt extremely overwhelmed. However, they are done and hung and I am really happy. Now I’m waiting for a nice day to get the finish on the doors.
I also need to figure out a better organizational system for the closet. I was going to show more, but It’s a hot mess at the moment. I need to box up a few things for donating and then figure out exactly what needs to be stored in this space. Once I get to that point, I’ll give you a peek inside.
What do you think? Any suggestions on how I should finish the doors?