Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor


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:

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Although we stored most of our rescued finds in the house to avoid weathering, we didn’t 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. With a little bit of our time and love, this fine little rustic door now has a place on our farm.

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:

  • Lightly sanded and wiped down door, while winding down Fri eve (15 mins)
  • Applied one coat of “All-in-One Decor Paint” in the colour ‘Chocolate Tart’, over coffee Sat morn (30 mins)
  • Brushed on one coat of “Crackle Medium” Sat eve, and then called it a day (30 mins)
  • Applied one coat of “All-in-One Decor Paint” in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’, over coffee Sun morn (30 mins)
  • 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. Painting is providing me with a way to relax and unwind that is wondrous for me in so many ways! With my career in web design, inspiration and 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!


43 thoughts on “Almost Demolished, Repurposed Barn Door Decor

  1. 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!

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

      Dee

      1. Hi Clint,
        Thanks for stopping by! I’m not sure how this project was mounted to the wall, but you can reach out to Faye for more details here!

  2. 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.

    1. 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! <3

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

    1. 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 🙂

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

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

    1. 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!

    1. Hi Sunny,

      Great question! I believe it was just propped up in the corner, but you certainly could screw it into the wall to secure it!

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