into a pool room. You can read about it here in
A Crazy Idea For A Formal Living Room
and you can see how we got that baby in here.
So, we needed to add a door to this room. We didn't want a swinging door,
it would just get in the way and we didn't want to pay for a pocket door,
too much $$. So, what do I do? Search on Pinterest! My favorite place!
That's where the sliding "barn door" idea came from!
I am in LOVE with it!!
He's just better at it!
I painted the door and I had lots of opinions. :D
It was pretty easy to paint, considering the new door already had the plastic covering the window panes. YAY!
Ok, on to the construction...
First, we had to lower the wall to a standard doorway.
Here's what it looked like when we started.
See what I mean?
I really don't remember why we left it so tall when we built the house. I guess we "thought" it was cool??
Hubby got out the 2x4's and framed out that space.
He's not really grumpy... He's just concentrating...
A man on a mission... :D
Easy enough, then add the dry wall.
So far so good.
Next came the messy dusty, messy dusty part!! UGH!
I tried to contain it, but it's virtually impossible!
Mudding and sanding...
That was just the first coat.... I think there were about
3 more to feather and blend it.
Next, hubby put casing in the doorway.
We found it easier to just use the primed mdf.
On the inside, we left the extra instead of making it flush with the wall, because we have a chair rail that goes around the room and we didn't want the door to slide against it.