After searching for unfinished pine doors at local 'big box' stores (Lowe's, Menards, Home Depot..), we found one by a local guy that made them (for less expense than a commercially-made one).
Knowing the door was going to be painted to match our trim and woodwork, this door made a lot of sense to us. It definitely has some "character" and is "rustic"!
It took a few coats of paint.. a more ivory color that was facing the living room, and a white that would be closer to the trim and woodwork in the bedroom. We primed, painted, painted, painted, and then hung the door. Well, it wasn't even that easy.. but we'll spare you the details!
The door is now hung and we love the look of it. We still need to add some rollers to the bottom (attached to the floor) as the door will sway a bit, but that is minor. So, we now have a finished bedroom door... until we decide to re-do that entire wall (when we remodel our front sagging and rotting porch!), at which time our new barn door will remain.. but the rest of that bedroom wall will look different (more to come on that project)!
|Closed bedroom door from living room|
We have many projects slated for this summer.. so we'll see how much energy (and money) we have for them. Heck, these photos were taken with our cell phones because I haven't had the time to take the good camera and make 'beautiful images' with it. In the meantime, we're enjoying our new bedroom door!