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van’s Nursery- Part 3

July 18th, 2010

Seems that Mr. vB has been drinking from the “same water” that I have been.  Meaning that he too put it in high gear this weekend to get some major things accomplished in van’s nursery.

Remember me mentioning that our plan was to incorporate a sliding  “barn” door into our design?  We figured that would be the best way to close off that 6 foot opening between our bedroom and the nursery, but also allow for great flow when the door was open. Plus it wouldn’t take up any extra floor space as it would easily glide and sit against the wall.

But we had to accomplish a few steps before we could put the door up.  First, hang the flat screen tv INTO the wall vs. onto the wall so the door could pass in front of it.  {See that mess project here and here.}  Second, find and buy budget friendly barn door hardware.  {Did that here and here.}  Third, design door layout and figure out how much wood it would take to build.  No sweat right?

So by this weekend, we were ready to roll. TV was safely hanging in the wall and door hardware had arrived. All that was left to do was beg brother-in-law Justin to help Mr. vB put it all together.

Here’s their progress in photos.

The Blank Canvas

The 10′ Rail that had to be bolted into the beam.

Only had to move it 3 times to get it to the right level.  Gotta love old houses- neither the ceiling nor the floor is square.

Time to make the donuts, oh I mean make the door.

I would love to know what Justin is thinking in this photo.  Maybe- “A barn door- really?” or “I shoulda said I was busy.”

I like the way Mr. vB worked the letter V into the design.  Subtle but personalized!

Ready to hang!

TA-DA! Opened…

And Closed… PERFECT!!

And here’s the view from van’s nursery.

It is definitely a bit more massive than I imagined, but it IS a 5′-8″ wide by 8′ tall slab of wood. I’m not sure what I was thinking- it certainly wasn’t going to be dainty. Now it is my job to prime and paint the door and repaint the wall where the TV is.  Justin had a good idea that since the nursery side of the door is plain, we should incorporate some type of mural or design onto the door.  Interesting. The idea got both our wheels turning.  We are throwing around a few ideas. Will keep you updated with the progress!!

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  1. CeeCee
    July 18th, 2010 at 17:21 | #1

    You guys are amazing!!! Can’t wait to see what the next project will be. Happy Painting. . .

  2. Adrienne
    July 19th, 2010 at 01:44 | #2

    Very cool! You are rocking and rolling now! Love the V! ;)

  3. Denise
    July 19th, 2010 at 05:56 | #3

    I would just like to know if you two ever sleep???? Love your energy
    and imagination!

  4. Toni
    July 20th, 2010 at 18:17 | #4

    Love the door! Love the stripes! Love the glider, the chandelier, the TV nook…LOVE the vBs and their endless amounts of creativity!!

  5. July 18th, 2011 at 13:46 | #5

    Can you tell me where you got the hardware to create that sliding door? The rail and sliders and all that? I’m brainstorming a little something and I need the same kind of sliding mechanism. Thanks!! Love the way this turned out.

  6. October 23rd, 2011 at 18:11 | #6

    I have the same question as above: where did you find the hardware and how much $$ was it? I’ve priced them out online and the ones I found were crazy expensive [I'm guessing real farmers would be like, "what?! I'm not paying that for my farm door!" haha!] Anyway, if you could let me know I’d appreciate it! Thanks

  1. July 15th, 2011 at 21:58 | #1