How To Build A Barn Door Headboard

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Hey, hey!  I’m so excited to show you this simple, yet stunning tutorial today! As most of you probably know we created a moving barn door style headboard for our industrial-glam master bedroom makeover.

This project was SO simple to do. I’m not kidding. Let me show you how!

I love, love, LOVE our room. And we love the moveable headboard that can cover the pesky window over the bed or flank the window during the day.

Pretty, pretty!

Step 1: Find doors. 

The doors we used are from Southern Accents Architectural Antiques. They stripped the doors for me and we stained them. Easy peasy. You could also look at ReStores or antique stores for old doors.

Step 2: Upholster door panels if desired.

I cut foam board to fit the window panels in the door. Then I cut quilt batting the same size and fabric to fit around the foam core.

I used hot glue to secure the fabric in place. Then I stapled the fabric covered foam core to the back of the doors.

Step 3: Install the door track.

We stained a 1×6 board to match the doors. Then my husband screwed the board very securely into the studs. That way we could hang the track brackets symmetrically without worrying about making them absolutely secure.

Here is the hardware from Tractor Supply that you need…

1. Galvanized Single Bracket – We used three!

2. Zinc Box Rail Hanger – We used four. Two for each door!

3. Galvanized Box Rail – We cut a 12″ length down to fit our wall…same length as the 1×6 stained board.

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After the stained board was installed, we evenly spaced the brackets on the rail {and made pilot holes} before screwing them in place. Obviously I held up the rail while Ernie screwed in the brackets. 😉

Then Ernie pre-drilled holes in the doors for each hanger. That way it was super easy to hold the doors up and quickly get the bolts and nuts in place.

When I say that this project was simple, it truly was. We don’t do terribly complicated around here! 🙂

{Ernie just said, “If you’re looking for terribly complicated, please click here for the bathroom remodel.” HA!}

In case you haven’t seen the before, here it is…lovely iPhone photo. 🙂 That window over the bed was my nemesis because I wanted the bed to be the focal point…not the window.

Mission accomplished. Doors closed.

Doors open.

In the morning, I love to open the curtains…er, the doors and let the beautiful sunshine stream in! I can even open the doors while I’m still in bed. Ha!

Now, go forth and make your own barn door style headboard on a track! 🙂

Do you have a space in your home where you could use the concept? You could use it for an actual door or create your own headboard like we did. 🙂 I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

xoxo

Myra

 

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