Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor {guest post}

Faye from Farm Life Best Life turned her old barn door into a stunning, rustic shelf with Chocolate Tart, Vanilla Frosting, and Crackle Medium!!

4.5 years ago I wrote my first blog post, inspired by my Farmers’ words “It’s JUST a BARN“. Although those words didn’t stop my tears from falling that emotional day we tore down our old red barn, the few rustic items we salvaged from it most certainly helped me through it — including 2 interior doors that were in the former milking parlour:

Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Although we stored most of our rescued finds in the house to avoid weathering, we didn’t however have room inside for the parlour doors… so sadly, they sat out in the elements for the past 4.5 years.

At the first sign of thaw this Spring, I managed to retrieve 1 of the 2 parlour doors, and with a little bit of our time and loving transformation, this fine little rustic door now has a new place on our farm — albeit not in our barn, better yet in our home.

Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Thanks to the exquisite Country Chic Paint products, I was easily able to give this barn door the aged/vintage look I envisioned it should have.

Amidst my Farmer’s busy calving season, he kindly took an hour from his time this past week to remove the hardware, cut the door in half, add 2 corner shelves and mount it in a corner of our dining room for me. If Mama’s happy, everyone’s happy!

Once mounted, I began my “Country Chic-ing” process which only took TWO hours of my time! Working with Country Chic Paint’s products requires VERY little prep time and the cleanup takes only minutes — which results in lovely transformations in minimal time! Which makes Mama once again very happy!

My pleasant and simple process went like this:

  • Step 1: Lightly sanded and wiped down door, while winding down Fri eve (15 mins)
  • Step 2: Applied one coat of “All-in-One Decor Paint” in the colour ‘Chocolate Tart’, over coffee Sat morn (30 mins)
  • Step 3: Applied one coat of “Crackle Medium” Sat eve, and then called it a day (30 mins)
  • Step 4: Applied one coat of “All-in-One Decor Paint” in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’, over coffee Sun morn (30 mins)
  • Step 5: Applied one coat of “Furniture Glaze” in the colour ‘Smoky Quartz’ Sun eve (30 mins)
  • Step 6: Cleaned weathered rust from, and put hardware back in place (15 mins)
  • And TADA — our “Almost demolished, repurposed barn door decor” was born!

    Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

    Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

    Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

    Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #crackle #barn #door #chalkpaint #shelf #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

    This was the first time I used Country Chic Paint’s “Crackle Medium” product, which is what gave this piece the aged/cracked paint look, and the “Furniture Glaze” is what gave it the aged/dirty look — which was EXACTLY the overall look I was desiring for this piece! A once milking parlour door in our old red barn, now a beautiful splash of rustic farmhouse decor in our home!

    What I love most about Country Chic Paint’s products, is how I can so easily and affordably achieve the EXACT home decor look I’ve been longing to fill our farmhouse with for years!

    I am elated to have discovered their delightful products, and a craft that is providing me with a relax and unwind that is wondrous for me in so many ways! With my career in web design, inspiration alongside diversion are successful ingredients to my success — Country Chic Paint is providing me with both of these essential ingredients in the most delightful form!

    I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning.




    Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

    Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Web Designer, DIY Farm House Decor Devotee. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving and constant learning. I find much pleasure in transforming older items instead of buying new, and love filling our home with country chic character, and sweet imperfections!

    Make sure to follow Faye on her blog, Farm Life Best Life. You can also find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!


32 Comments Add yours

  1. fayefossay says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this Country Chic Paint! I am elated to have discovered your delightful products, and a craft that is providing me with a relax and unwind that is wondrous for me in so many ways!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Faye! We’re so glad you have found your craft too! We love your beautiful work 🙂

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    2. Dee Nettles says:

      Wow. I live in a small appt,and I’m always looking for things just like this to do. Thank you.

      Dee

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      1. Sarah says:

        I’m so glad you found some inspiration Dee!

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    3. Mel says:

      I must say what a beautiful piece of art you have created😍 Wow!! 👍🏻👍🏻 I am curious to know if you painted the door before cutting it?

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      1. Sarah says:

        Thank you so much Mel! I believe this piece was cut and reassembled before it was painted.

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      2. fayefossay says:

        Sarah is correct! We first cut the door, and then proceeded with painting, etc.! ❤

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  2. Jessica says:

    I really, really love this barn door makeover. Makes me want to go buy an old barn. 🙂

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    1. Sarah says:

      Thank you so much Jessica!

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      1. Jessica says:

        You’re welcome. Thank YOU for sharing all these neat ideas!

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  3. Mary says:

    Looks wonderful…you did a great job.

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    1. Sarah says:

      Thank you, Mary!

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  4. Maggie says:

    Hi my name is Maggie and I absolutely love this barn door make over. I’ve just recently started chalk painting and repurposing old furniture. I seen this pin and I fell in love with the idea. Very beautiful and I love your work.

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Maggie, we’re so glad you’ve found the wonderful world of chalk-based paints!

      ~ Happy Painting!

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    2. fayefossay says:

      Thank you so much for your kind compliments Maggie! I had so much fun working with this door, and am beyond pleased with how it turned out! My fingers are tightly crossed to find some more old doors to do similar pieces with! ❤

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  5. cori says:

    love love love wow factor!

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    1. Sarah says:

      I’m so glad you like it Cori!

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  6. Liz says:

    This is beautiful. The contrast against the wall in nice too! Would you mind sharing the paint color of the wall as well please!?

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    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks for stopping by Liz! Unfortunately I don’t know which color was used for the walls, but you’re welcome to reach out to Faye on her blog for more details 🙂

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    2. fayefossay says:

      Hi Liz! The paint colour I have on this wall in my dining room is ‘Cypress Green’ by Benjamin Moore. 🙂

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      1. Sarah says:

        Thanks Faye!

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  7. Janet Sorum says:

    where did you find the paint and products? I have an old door that I received from the house that i grew up in.

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Janet,

      You can find Country Chic Paint products at any of our retail locations, and you can also shop on our website.

      Happy painting!

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  8. This is so beautiful! What a lovely idea!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Thank you very much!

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  9. Melissa says:

    Just a quick question! Did you do any distressing? Or literally just applying the paint- coat after coat?
    This piece is beautiful!
    Melissa

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Melissa,
      I don’t believe Faye did any distressing on this project, but she did use Crackle Medium to reveal some of the Chocolate Tart color underneath the Vanilla Frosting!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. fayefossay says:

        Sarah is correct! 🙂

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