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Bathroom Barn Door

I’ve been pinning barn doors for quite a while now.
Sadly, I seem to be frozen with indecision.  I guess I don’t know what I really want.
Here’s the problem.
We’ve lived in our house for almost 10 years now and we’ve never had a bathroom door in our master bath.  Let me say that again… We’ve never had a bathroom door!!! Our bathroom entrance has an odd shape.  It’s not a regular rectangle.  It’s more like a giant hexagon.  It’s also an extra large entrance.  So, when my hubby or I wake up in the morning and flip the light on in the bathroom, it lights up the bedroom too!  I have no idea why any builder would ever think that having no bathroom door is a good idea.  It doesn’t even have a door to the toilet area.  How dumb is that?  The only reason it has taken me almost 10 years to get a door is because it has such a large and odd shape.  I had no idea how to fix this without hiring a contractor.
Enter the barn door solution…
It’s the perfect solution for our problem.  A sliding barn door, mounted to the outside of the odd shaped entry, is perfect.  It’s also pretty cool and trendy right now.  A few weeks ago my hubby and I made a trip up to the door store.  Origionally, we had visions of a cool old barn door, and I even started saving barn wood.  In the end, it just seemed like a lot of work and a lot of hassle to build the perfect door.  So, we bought a door that isn’t exactly a cool old barn door, but hey, IT’S A DOOR!  That’s a step up from where we’ve been for the past 10 years.
Now for the “frozen with indecision” part.  I have no idea how I want to finish it.  I assumed that I’d just stain it the same color as my trim.  My hubby, on the other hand, seems to think that something different would be fun.  (Suddenly someone thinks he’s a design expert I guess!)  Well, I started thinking about it, and I have to admit that he may be right.  Maybe we want a different look for the barn-ish door. 
Oh, what to do?  What to do!?!
I’m stumped.  In the end, I would bet that I’ll stain it the same dark color as the trim, because that’s the safe thing to do.  What do you think?  Do you have strong opinions about barn doors?  I’d love to hear them because I’m absolutely frozen and my unfinished barn door is sitting in my garage.

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  • Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life
    April 16, 2014

    Sorry to your other half, but I'm going to have to vote for staining it darker. I love the contrast between the dark wood and the light walls.