Kallie and I thought it would be really cool to have a white barn door to go in our vintage baby girl’s room, and we debated on what to make it out of. We searched for some old wood for weeks. I even found a barn door at a yard sale, but it was $30.00 and I was too cheap to buy it.
So, I called my friend Sally. She lives in this charming log home that is surrounded by older barns. So, I called to find out of she had any barn wood that she didn’t want. She was so nice. Come to find out Sally doesn’t own the barns around her home, BUT she did have some old tongue and groove wood that she said I could have for FREE! She’s my hero.
She even cut it for me with her chop saw. What a woman.
I’m pretty sure she’s the coolest gal ever.
I loved how old the wood was. Look at the details! It was exactly what we needed to create the vintage look. The tongue and groove wood just slid right into each other to create a perfect fit.
Our vintage baby room was mainly white, but I didn’t just want to paint over this wood full of character. So, I decided to whitewash it. Have you ever wondered how to whitewash? To whitewash, all you need is white paint, a half bucket of water, and a sponge. I poured some white paint into the water to make is a thinned down latex paint, and went to work. I filled the sponge with the watery paint and washed the wood with it.
Then my cute hubby (and his little helper, Londyn my two year old daughter) helped secure the slats together.
We put a 2X4 board across the top and bottom of the slats to secure them in place. And since we were creating a vintage look, I actually WANTED the screws to show.
Here it is from the back.
For more details about our vintage baby girl room, go HERE.