Oh.My.Gosh. We are onto the home stretch! Happy and frantic feelings abound. It is Week 5 of the six-week One Room Challenge WooHoo! I finished up the last of the major projects and now for LOADS of cleaning, finishing touchups, and styling.
You can check out the plan from my One Room Challenge – Week 1 – Master Bedroom to see what I started with,
Week 2 Progress – Let the Chaos Begin!
My DIY Modern Hinged Barndoor
So apparently what I nee doesn’t exist, so I put my thinking cap on and made it myself. I told the Lowe’s door salesman that I’d bring him a picture when I finished. He started off thinking I was nuts but became a believer before I left. He just kept shaking his head and saying that sounds right.
On this one wall is the bathroom door, which slides onto the wall space right next to it. Then our former closet that will be turned “cloffice” at another time. The space that the door has to slide into would leave the opening still covered almost halfway, making it difficult to access.
So my bright idea was to keep two-thirds of the door as a standard barndoor setup, but then hinge another third that can fold back to complete access to the cloffice.
I used sheets of oak plywood that I cut to size and screwed 1x4s to the BACK sides of the slabs. I wanted the front to be completely smooth but the parts of the door that hooks to the track needed to be thicker in order not to have major gaps between the doors and walls.
I used 3 door edge filler plates that are normally used to cover the latch hole on a door. They were the perfect size of metal. These were spaced and attached to the main door piece. Without some kind of something to hold the door closed, it will just swing open. Not what I want. Then I found 3 magnets that already had a predrilled hole to attach to the other door slab. (I’m going to change these out for a stronger magnet and will update.)
I used a dark stain to tie in and balance the dark wardrobes on the opposite side of the room. Once dry I attached the rollers for the rail to the larger door.
I placed the doors together so the spacing in between them would be sure to accommodate the magnet set up correctly. I lined up and place 3 hinges over the magnet assembly. (I found some other hinges that I think I will change out later.)
After these HEAVY doors were hung, I added the handles to these doors as well as to the wardrobes (FINALLY). It works so great and we can access the entire opening!
We Have Light in Our Dark Abode!
The area on each side of our bed is tight so we didn’t want lamps on the actual nightstands. I also wanted something I can move around as needed and these lamps were perfect as they even have a dimmer! I can totally have the light dimmed down on my side of the bed without it even reaching my husband. Perfection.
You can also see the handles I installed on the wardrobes here. I really like the simple industrial look of them.
This overhead light. I love it. I lay in bed and look at it. Is that weird? I am going to add a dimmer on it as well though. It came in black so I spray painted it with a matte bronze finish to lighten it up a bit.
And that is it for ORC Week 5!
Check back next week for the big reveal! I’m so excited! I’ve tried to keep my weekly images tighter to build up suspense, lol. Is it working?