Thursday Doors

I’m a barn fan. What can I say except that my grandparents had a barn, we built a barn in the midwest, and we have a barn in NH. I love barns.

So, when I visited my friend, Sue, at their newly enhanced and enlarged family home, I was amazed at her daughter’s find and the hard work involved to create these beautiful sliding doors. Are they gorgeous or what?

The doors were found at an architectural salvage company in New England covered in years of crud which was painstakingly removed by Sue’s daughter, Michelle, refinished, hung on steel hardware forged in the USA, and outfitted with original glass door knob, plate, and antique keys.

Many days of hard work were involved in cleaning, staining, and waxing these two doors, but they are beautiful, and the finish is as soft as a baby’s bottom.

This is one of those projects that due to some serious hard work will provide personal satisfaction for this family for many years to come.

Happy Thursday and may your weekend be a good one. πŸŽƒπŸπŸŽ

As always, this edition of Thursday Doors is linked to Norm Frampton’s
Thursday Doors – September 12, 2019.

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54 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    {swoon} This is EXACTLY what I would like!! LOVE!

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  2. These doors are beautiful!

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve never seen barn door style doors with a glass door knob. How amazingly authentic is that!

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  4. Murphy's Law says:

    I am so green with envy!!! LOVE these doors and I’m in awe of the work they entailed. What a fantastic job Michelle did. If I lived in that house (Oh how I wish!), I would spend most of my time just admiring these doors! πŸ€—πŸ€—
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  5. TCast says:

    Oh wow, this glass door knob is fantastic!

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  6. Annie says:

    Yes, they are gorgeous! I so admire folks who can DIY like this.

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  7. Wowsah! This is the second time I have used that word this morning, and all because of my blogging friends, who continue to amaze me.

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  8. Eilene Lyon says:

    Beautiful! How wonderful that someone had the energy to transform these doors and put them to good use. Recycling is rewarding.

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  9. Nancy says:

    I am in love! Hard work pays off!

    I have to say… these are the best sliding barn doors I have ever seen! They should be proud.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    They are beautifully restored. Clearly, a lot of TLC went into the project!

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  11. Beautiful doors, Judy. The labor of love was worth it. 😍

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    Well bravo Michelle- gorgeous work. Certainly a worthwhile project that will no doubt leave a feeling of well-earned pride and satisfaction for a job well done.
    And bravo Judy for capturing and sharing them with us πŸ™‚

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  13. Oddment says:

    Doors you can see through, and with a story, no less! That’s the kind of thing that makes a home. The wood is gorgeous, and I can so easily picture you admiring and then sliding. Who could resist? A happy Thursday and a good weekend to you, too, Judy! Thanks for this Thursday beauty!

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  14. Fabulous! Dan’s featuring barns doors today as well, but in their original place. πŸ™‚ I would so have these in my house.

    janet

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  15. Joyce says:

    YES! Beautiful! And I so admire the labor of love involved in bringing back a piece of the past from the trash heap to a place of honor in a lovely home like that. If that door could talk! – the things it has seen, both coming and going!

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  16. Wow, they are indeed beautiful. I’d have loved to see the “before” shot with all the crud still on them. πŸ˜‰ – Marty

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  17. They are gorgeous, but my favorite part is the doorknob and keys!

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  18. Dan Antion says:

    Oh my, those are beautiful and she did a wonderful job. We are considering moving to sliding doors for our bathrooms (ever since I fell). Although, maybe not glass doors πŸ˜‰

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  19. What gorgeous doors! I love the special touch of the knob and key. They are truly a work of art.

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  20. Gorgeous doors. They look like elm.

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  21. germac4 says:

    I loved restored wood for doors .. the whole restoration project requires so much effort … and these doors look wonderful.

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  22. Marilyn says:

    Those doors are gorgeous. Michelle should very proud of her hard work.

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  23. Rose says:

    Oh, wow, these are just absolutely wonderful, beautiful, and the stuff that dreams are made of. Seriously, I don’t think I would ever have thought of any doors this nice.

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  24. These doors are beautiful and I love the door knob!

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  25. Karen says:

    Bet I’ve been to the architectural salvage company when we lived in New England. What a beautiful project…thanks for sharing as it should inspire others to not always go for something new. πŸ™‚

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  26. Tina Schell says:

    Sliding barn door are all the rage here on Kiawah Judy. If I’d had a place for them I’d definitely have gone this way! Yes, they are gorgeous indeed.

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  27. joey says:

    Wow! That’s a beauty! I love barns, too. They make me feel in touch with my Midwestern roots. I would LOVE to have a barn door, but bungalow living means doors and windows are everywhere, not so much with the wall space. I have to envy everyone else’s πŸ™‚

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  28. Wow, they should be proud of those doors! The hard work to clean them and refinish and hang them was worth every effort they put into that project!

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