Double Barn Door Plans

Handcrafted Barn Door Plans

Handcrafted Barn Doors

Supply List:

  • 13     1″ x 6″ x 72″  Blue Stain Pine T&G Siding ($3.92 each / Home Depot)
  • 6       1″ x 4″ x 96″  Select Pine Boards
  • 6       1″ x 2″ x 96″  Select Pine Boards
  • 1.25″ Finishing Nails
  • 8 x 1.25″ Gold FIN/Trim Head Screws (T-10 Star Bit Included / Home Depot)
  • Wood Glue
  • Tape Measure
  • Jigsaw
  • Sander
  • Sand Paper
  • 45 Deg. Chop Saw (optional)
  • White Vinegar
  • Steel Wool
  • 2 Mason Jars with Lids
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Paint Brush

Handcrafted Barn Door Supply

Double Barn Door Cut List

How to Easily Cut Door Corners

Barn Door Plans

Double Barn Door Plans

Handcrafted Barn Doors

 

How to Make the Perfect Barn Wood Stain

Barn Wood Stain

Achieve the perfect Barn Wood Stain and skip the harsh chemicals. Fill a mason jar with white vinegar and add one steel wool sponge. Close the lid and wait 24-48 hours. Over time the vinegar will break down the steel wool fibers and the liquid will become a rusty orange color.

In the second mason jar, fill the container with 1 part water, 1 part rusty vinegar solution. Make sure to wear gloves and remove all jewelry. Apply the solution to the wood with a paintbrush. Repeat until the desired color is achieved.

This process is called Wood Oxidizing. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also creates a protective water resistant seal on the wood.

The trick, that you might not read on other blogs, is to mix in water. This creates a beautiful grayish brown finish and is a useful tool for controlling the stain color.

 

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The Fix Up: Truman Street

Truman Street: Before & After
We took on a 1980’s fixer upper in Port Orchard, WA. Our goal was not only to revive the home, but to completely redesign it and make better than it was the first day it was built.

img_7862The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s important to use it as the foundation for establishing the overall theme of the project. For this fixer upper we opted to go with a Modern Farmhouse theme; lots of striking black & white detail with accents of natural wood texture. We selected white shaker cabinets with 5 inch black pulls, white subway tile, grey quartz countertops, wide planked flooring, and beautiful reclaimed wood detail on the back of the island.

Paint: SW Repose Gray
   The Paint: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
Light Fixture: Home Depot
Light Fixture: Home Depot’s Palermo Grove Collection
Kitchen Faucet & Cabinet Hardware
Kitchen Faucet & Cabinet Hardware: Amazon.com

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Truman Street
After months of work preparing the home for potential buyers, it just makes sense to put our best foot forward and stage the space. This is one of my favorite steps in the process of flipping. It’s an opportunity to bring the whole look together and give people a glimpse of  “what life would be like if they lived here”.

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Shop My Style: Jungalow Patio

Shop My Look: Jungalow

Shop My Look: Jungalow Patio
Welcome to our Jungalow inspired outdoor paradise. We’ve put in a lot of DIY hours this summer, laying new cement patio pavers, installing french doors, and building planter boxes. Finally all of our hard work has paid off.
Modern Planter Boxes
These large hand-crafted plater boxes are my favorite addition to our back yard. I just love the way the black river rock looks next to the plants.

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Shop My Look: Jungalow Patio
This amazing rug is made from recycled water bottles. It is waterproof, stain-proof and will not fade in the sun.

 

 

Shop My Look: Jungalow Patio
I made this table top out of recycled wood from an old white picket fence. It was originally supposed to be wall art, but the climatized wood makes it perfect for outdoors. The fake limes are a Hobby Lobby find.

 

Jungalow
Showing off my wild side with Loreal’s soft pink Color Wash.

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$79 Bench:
https://www.target.com/p/outdoor-windsor-metal-stack-loveseat-bench-black-threshold-153/-/A-51405875#lnk=sametab

$59 Wicker Pouf:
https://www.target.com/p/wicker-pouf-brown-threshold-153/-/A-51397733#lnk=sametab

$15 Candle:
https://www.worldmarket.com/category/home-decor-pillows/candles-holders/filled-candles.do?template=PLA&plfsku=536543&camp=ppc%3AGoogle%3APLA%3AShopping_PLA%7CBrand%3ABrand%7CDec_Acc&product_id=536543&adpos=1o1&creative=166021031978&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxNjX0eHA1QIVFIR-Ch31BAKAEAQYASABEgLhAPD_BwE

Pillows: Target & Home Goods

$29 Enamelware Bowls:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MSEE2VS/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1501958947&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=crow+canyon+enamelware+bowl+white&dpPl=1&dpID=21mUmsjAOBL&ref=plSrch

$69 Outdoor Rug:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01NBD6Q3B/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$29 Bird of Paradise Plant:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Delray-Plants-White-Bird-of-Paradise-in-9-1-4-in-Pot-10WHITE/203380975

Sansevieria Plant:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Delray-Plants-8-3-4-in-Sansevieria-Zeylanica-in-Pot-10SANSZ/203380960?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CTHD%7Cgoogle%7C&mid=snILNDPT3%7Cdm_mtid_8903jx325196_pcrid_107016615688_pkw__pmt__product_203380960_slid_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8cj6x9TA1QIVwYl-Ch2oag5aEAQYAiABEgKvI_D_BwE

$39 Light:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015SGINWW/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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DIY Easy Frame Loom 

Frame Loom:

  • 2 • 24″ Canvas Wood Fame Pieces  ($1.50 each at Hobby Lobby in Art Canvas aisle)
  • 2 • 32″ Canvas Wood Frame Pieces
  • Yard Stick
  • Thin Marker
  • Razor Blade

My Wall Hanging:

  • WARP YARN: 1 • “Sinfonia” Thin Black Yarn
  • WEAVE YARN 2 to 3 • “Yarn Bee” Urban Adventure Thick Black Yarn
  • WEAVE YARN 3 to 4 • “Yarn Bee” Urban Adventure Thick Ivory Yarn
  • Scissors
  • 1 to 4 • Yarn Needles
  • Display Rod at desired thickness

DIY Easy Frame Loom

Creating the Frame Loom:

The first step in creating my Easy Frame Loom is to determine the spacing of the Warp Yarn, this is the thin black yarn that wraps around the loom. Measure the top of frame with a ruler, mark every quarter inch with a small dot. Repeat this process on both sides of the wood, make sure that all the marks line up.

Do this again on the bottom piece of the frame.

DIY Easy Frame Loom

I secured my Warp Yarn by creating small notches in the frame. Cut tiny groves at every quarter inch mark. Repeat this step on both sides of the wood. This will secure the Warp Yarn and keep everything place while you are weaving.

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Assemble the frame and wrap the Warp Yarn around the entire frame.

When the project is complete, simply remove the sides of the frame and slip the Wall Hanging off of the Loom. Keep the top loops in tact and slide your creation onto a display rod of choice.
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*http://www.hobbylobby.com/Yarn-Needle-Art/Yarn/Black-Omega-Sinfonia-Mercerized-Cotton-Yarn/p/35190

XO,

Jill

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Boho Flower Girl: Modern Clutch DIY


When we first got engaged, the new Pan movie had just come out On Demand. I was inspired by the whimsical characters, costumes, and set design in the movie. This sweet dress reminds me so much of the nightgown Wendy wears in the original film. I fell in love with the lace cap sleeves and the light, easy-breezy feeling of the midi hem. I personally think my nieces look adorable all the time, so I wanted highlight them even more by creating extra special flower girl outfits. I am also a firm believer in the idea that if you are going to get dressed up… you might as well be playing dress up.


Ohhh, she is so cute. 

My favorite design element from the movie was the fringe. I really wanted to incorporate it somehow into the girls outfits. I decided the best way to do this would be an over the top clutch, instead of an old basket.

Why would a five year old flower girl carry a clutch? Umm to throw diamonds of course.

I purchased a large amount of rhinestones at hobby lobby for $15 in the jewelry section (using my beloved 40% off coupon).

Side note & fun fact: You’ll notice that my 12 month old niece needed to be carried down the aisle. To top it off our ring bearer got sick. Thanks Uncle Josiah for stepping up & being our “Flower Girl-Bearer“, literally.

[Wedding Photographed by @Brooke.A.Summers ]

I had a vision in my head for the clutch: a clean, white, asymmetrical design, with long fringe. Instead of spending hours online looking for the perfect accessory, I decided to just make it myself.

I found this white vegan leather at Hobby Lobby for $5/yard. It is an amazing, durable product that I ended up using for so many projects. As you can see here, there is no fraying when it is cut. That saved me so much time. Also, it is waterproof.  I reenforced the interior with cardboard. I made sure to double the length of my leather so that I could fold it over and line the inside with the same material.

http://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Home-Decor-Fabric-Trim/Home-Decor-Fabric/White-Deco-Vinyl-Home-Decor-Fabric/p/103804

The Clutch / Step by Step:

  • (A): Cut leather 26.5 x 12  (Remember that it’s double long, plus a little extra to account for the folds.)
  • (B): Cut a second leather piece 1 x 24.5 (a thin leather piece to line the base and sides.)
  • Cut cardboard into three pieces.
    • (C & D): Two Walls 12 x 6 & 12 x 6.
    • (E): One Bottom 1 x 12.
  • Lay out leather (A) with the inside facing up.
  • Mark the center (it’s half of 26.5)
  • Glue (E) cardboard onto the center of  leather (A).
  • Form the walls by gluing (C & D) cardboard onto (A) leather. They should be positioned above & bellow (E), leaving a small gap in between that will allow for folding.
  • Fold (A) leather and glue onto the cardboard walls (C & D).
  • *Before moving on, Fold the walls up and form the clutch shape. (If you glue the interior base when the clutch is flat, the leather will not be able to fold).
  • Glue the rest of (A) onto (E).
  • Glue (B) leather on top of the cardboard (E). There should be two long ends sticking out of each side. Glue is longer piece of leather to the bottom.
  • Fold up the sides.
  • Stich

The Fringe / Step by Step:

  • Measure leather 12 x 30 & cut.
  • Lay out tall & flat. Shiny side down.
  • Starting at the bottom-left corner: Measure up 6 inches & mark with pencil (refer to this mark as (aa).
  • Starting at the bottom-right corner: Draw a diagonal line to (aa).
  • Cut along the diagonal line.
  • Starting at the top-left corner: Measure down 2 inches & mark with pencil (refer to this mark as (bb).
  • Starting at the top-right corner: Measure down 8 inches & mark with pencil. Refer to this mark at (cc).
  • Draw a diagonal line from (bb) to (cc). Refer to this line as (dd).
  • Do NOT cut this line.
  • Near the top of the leather, place a ruler horizontally. Measure every quarter-inch & mark with a small dot
  • Near the bottom of the leather, place a ruler horizontally. Measure every quarter-inch & mark with a small dot.
  • Position the ruler vertically along the first set of dots.
  • Beginning at (dd), draw a vertical line to connect the dots. Continue this line through the bottom of the leather but to not cross the (dd) line on top.
  • Repeat until all lines are connected.
  • Cut along the lines to form the fringe.

 

Check back soon to see how I made the flower girl headbands! And get the links to these cute sparkly sandals & dress. 

Note to Brides: Remember, most venues will charge extra to clean up confetti & glitter spills. I planned ahead and purchased large rhinestones instead. It was so much easier to clean up! 

XOXO,

Jill

 

Highlight Your Wedding Day Style with Custom Invites 

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Our Wedding is now featured on SeattleBrideMag.com! 

A wedding invitation is an important step in establishing a theme for the big day. It is an opportunity for the couple to express themselves creatively, to highlight their personalities, and most importantly it is a chance for them to communicate to guests what the tone of their wedding will be. It truly is the events first look.

When it was time for Joel and me to send out our wedding invitations, I knew that the best way to get what I wanted would be to create them myself. I must admit, I was hesitant going into the project. I was aware that in order to create 200 invites, it would require me to repeat each step 200 times. It is amazing how something so simple, like brushing a bit of gold over a corner, can turn into an enormous task. After careful deliberation, I decided to put on a brave face and I headed down the DIY path.


I created a list of questions to help me stay focused and to form a clear theme.

  • Where is our ceremony taking place?  
    • outside at a barn in the woods, in the pacific northwest
  • What is our color scheme?  
    • black and white (with pops of grey, green, and gold)
  • What eras are represented?
    • current trends mixed with 70’s and 20’s themes
  • What is the decor style? 
    • bohemian, whimsical, natural, geometric, modern, with vintage touches 
  • What are the decor items specifically?  
    • Tribal rugs from Urban Outfitters, pillows, white furs, black & gold globes, gold geometric shapes from target, vintage green glassware, green foliage, modern calligraphy signs, white leather fringe, wood triangle wall, and a white cake with gold brushed at the base.

Keeping this list of questions in mind, I completed the following steps:

  • I selected an engagement photo of us in the woods.
  • I incorporated the modern calligraphy font.
  • I took the graphic from the tribal rugs and replicated it on the main invitation.
  • I designed a black wedding logo for the interior envelope that was geometric with a 1920’s style graphic.
  • I designed a similar graphic for the RSVP and printed onto translucent paper. Then I cut the ends of the paper to create a tringle shape when it was folded.
  • I added brushed gold to edges of the address labels and interior envelope.
  • I gold dipped natural feathers and tied them with a thin gold string.

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And phew! Done!

Hobby Lobby: Gold Beeswax Paste, 8.5 inch Brown Exterior Envelopes, Transparent Paper

JoAnn’s: Gold Metalic Thread, White Feathers

Office Depot: Full Sheet Avery Printing Labels

Amazon: Stamps!

Wedding Wire: Guest List, Wedding Website with RSVP & Registey Info

Pic Monkey: Online Graphic Design Program

FontSpring: Modern Calligraphy Font “Bombshell”

The Engagement photo and the two detailed images of the bridesmaids dress & cake were shot by @Brooke.A.Summers

XOXO,

Jill

 

 

Vintage Lettered Sign DIY

I am always on the hunt for inexpensive ways to stage and decorate our fixer uppers.

Learn how to make your own vintage style sign for under $25!

You will need:

  • 1 x 18 x 48 top choice board
  • acrylic paint in satin finish
  • spray paint
  • water
  • paint brush
  • painters tape
  • yard stick
  • Avery 8.5 x 11 adhesive printer labels
  • printer
  • scissors
  • tweezers

Let’s do it again!

One day, my grandpa packed the family into the Monte Carlo and they set out with the intention of find the best camping spot for my 13 year old father and his siblings. They drove for hours, not knowing where they would end up. Finally they landed at Chopaka Lodge, which sits on the most beautiful lake. Our family has been going every summer since, for almost 50 years. When I imagine heaven, it’s Palmer Lake.

I figured that if I was going to invest the time into the making this project, I should pick a theme that is close to my heart.

XOXO,

Jill