If you follow us on Instagram…especially Instagram stories you will have seen that we added this antique sliding door to our entryway.
We purchased several doors that had been displayed in a boutique for over ten years…score!
No musty smell…no water damage…they actually kinda smelled of fresh soap.
So we used one for our laundry room door and this one for our closet.
We have an open concept home and the door was prominently featured upon entry.
The only problem was that there was a boring white builder grade door with a gold knob…not much of a feature!
We went back and forth on what kind of door we would put in there, but I felt it had to be something that had a story and a little bit of soul… 🙂
Before we put the door into the house we cleaned it and I applied Peel Stop by Zinsser.
Always protect yourself when it comes to old paint and wear gloves and a mask.
The Peel Stop goes on white and will dry clear…keep in mind to always test a spot.
Even though I have used this product before I still applied the sealer to the inside of the door first.
I wanted to make sure that it would not alter the color.
The sealer will seal in the paint so it does not continue to chip off.
Here you can see a closer picture of the track and rollers.
My hubby used a jigsaw with a metal-cutting blade to cut the track to size.
He then used a stud finder to make sure the brackets aligned with the studs.
Using a drill, he screwed the track into the studs and the rollers to the top of the door.
We have all kinds of rollers and track, but I knew that I did not want the rollers to hang over the door.
I wanted to feature the beauty of the door and let the hardware fade into the background.
You can adjust the rollers slightly to get the door to sit just right within the trim.
There is a slight gap at the top, but I had no desire to change out the top trim to make it perfect.
The joy of a DIY for me is saving money and having something unique even if it is not perfect.
I know all you junkers and DIYer’s feel the same way 🙂
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