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Chalkboard-Finish Sliding Door

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Decorate this sliding door to suit the season, your decor theme, or simply with your latest shopping list.

Sliding door with chalkboard paint finish.

Project Overview

Skill Level

Intermediate

Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost

$$$$$$

Tools & Materials

Tools

  • Drill and bit set
  • 2-in hole saw (optional)
  • 220-grit sandpaper

Materials

  • Hollow-core door (special-order 36-in x 84-in version shown)
  • Valspar chalkboard paint, matte black
  • 6-3/4-in utility door pull, #308982
  • 2-in satin-nickel sliding door pull, #222975 (optional)
  • E6000 general-purpose adhesive, #556902 (optional)
  • Barn door hardware listed separately

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Instructions

Choose a door or doors sized to cover the opening and surrounding trim. If necessary, ask a Lowe’s associate about special-order doors in the size you need. Then choose and install barn door hardware long enough to accommodate the width of the door you select.

Step 1

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drilling barn door hanging hardware holes. If you’ll need to open the door from the side opposite the barn door rail, drill a 2-inch hole on that side -- about waist height and 8-1/2 inches from the door edge -- for a recessed cup pull.

Step 2

Sand both sides and edges of the door with 220-grit sandpaper and wipe clean. Paint one or both sides of the door according to the paint label directions.

Step 3

Drill pilot holes and screw the door pull to the door front about 2 inches from the edge.

Step 4

On the side opposite the door pull, fasten the recessed cup pull in the 2-inch hole using general-purpose adhesive.

Step 5

Follow the barn door hanging instructions to mount the track and door.