Over the past few years, rustic qualities have been found in all aspects of home design. The reclaimed wood wall and pallet projects took the design world by storm. An easy to do project that has a rustic past is the sliding barn door. This type of sliding door can look rustic and old or can be painted in a lively color to add a modern sensibility. Add chalkboard paint to a flat door to add a useful element for a pantry door. The great thing about sliding doors is that they do not take up floor space with a swing. They slide across the wall and can add a warm artistic element to a space whether open or closed.
Doors like this can come with a hefty price tag. If you like DIY projects, then this is one that will set your heart aflame. This is not a beginner's DIY project, so you definitely do not want to start with this one. If you have some experience under your belt and some power tools in the garage, then give it a go. Baby Rabies Blog has a thorough tutorial with a list of supplies and tools along with some pictures and graphics to aide you as you go. You can also find reclaimed doors at a local salvage yard that would work well with this project and allow for a more rustic, individualized look.
Regardless of whether you buy doors ready made or complete this project as a total do-it-yourself, sliding barn doors will add a rustic beauty to your home that comes with added functionality.