Make Mini Barn Doors for Cabinets
Love the look of sliding barn doors, but don’t have the wall space to use them? Consider a scaled-down version for concealing less-than-lovely appliances
The doors here, built by homeowner Kristine Franklin, who blogs at thepaintedhive.net, hide her washer (she dries laundry on an old-school clothesline). Equally impressive: She put them together for about 30 bucks! It’s a stylish solution that could work with all manner of useful but unsightly items—think DVD player, cable box, the resulting cord jungle...even the TV itself.
See more details from Kristine’s laundry room makeover.
Assemble the Hardware
To avoid paying $50 or more for pint-size sliding-door hardware, Kristine repurposed a 1-inch flat metal bar and metal garden-edging stakes. She cut the bar to length, then drilled screw holes to mount it. She also drilled holes through both sides of each stake she would be using.