Over the weekend, The Guy and I decided to take on a project that I had been lusting over for some time now: Barn Doors. I’ve been wanting barn doors for my office/Mom Cave for some time now. Since we’re sort of in limbo with the kitchen because counter tops will take approximately SIX weeks before they are installed, it was the perfect time to knock some of the smaller projects out.

Making the barn doors was sooooo easy. While I can’t say that I did everything on my own, I did operate the saw under supervision, used the nail gun to piece it together, and I stained them. While building the doors were a piece of cake, installing the track was not. There are still some improvements that need to be made, but they are up and I am absolutely IN LOVE with them. And now I have the privacy I need to work on my projects for my clients.

The house is returning to home, slowly, but surely. Its been an interesting process to see it all unfold before me. And this process has taught me so much about patience and gratefulness and so much more. I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit that I often think about losing it all again. It’s a constant thought as the rebuilding and restoration projects reach their completion. And while it’s a constant reflection, the only difference now is that I’m not afraid.

And I don’t know what to call that feeling. I’m not sure if that’s strength or faith or a combination of both. But I’m grateful for the feeling.

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13 Comments
  1. Shannon

    January 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    They look really nice! I’ve never been much of a decorative person but within the last year I’ve found myself making adjustments to parts of the house. It made me want to make more.

  2. Faith

    January 23, 2017 at 6:12 am

    I love them, they look amazing. Can’t believe you made them either. Makes the doors even that more special.

  3. Mia

    January 23, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I would say it’s a combination of both and to have that feeling is amazing love. I absolutely love the barn doors, they came out beautiful. I can’t wait to see the other transformations that you do within your home.

  4. Sanniyah

    January 24, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Yes, Yes and Yes! I love this and you did that girl. I’ve noticed barn doors are really in, I see that it really does step up the decor in any home!

  5. Terin

    January 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I love everything about these doors!!! You did an amazing job, and believe me… I’m taking notes.

  6. Jessica

    January 24, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I’m so impressed you MADE the doors, as opposed to just buying them! They look great.

  7. Yetti

    January 25, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Seriously. You did your own doors?! Do we worship you now or later?! They look amazing!

  8. Gwanyca

    January 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Those doors are everything! This will definitely be house goals. Will you ever do any DIY posts?

  9. Daenel T.

    January 26, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Absolutely love. Like seriously love. You should just call up Joanna Gaines now. Beautiful.

    I think you’re feeling a combination of both. And that’s a good thing.

  10. Amanda Nicole

    January 26, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I love love love love love the doors! Besides scandal, I only watch HGTV and I’m obsessed with barn doors. One day. But congrats with the progress, I know what it’s like to rebuild. But you got this Rae!

  11. Morton Stones

    February 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Awesome barn doors! Very well done.

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