My Bathroom Gets a Rolling Door

I have an exciting post for you today.

A before & after makeover showing you how I used a hardware kit from Rolling Door Designs to install a rolling door in my bathroom…

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When Rolling Door Designs asked me if I would like to install a single rolling door in my home using one of their hardware kits, I wrote back with a big, YES!

I know you have seen rolling doors all over Pinterest.  They add tons of character to a room and my two-story bathroom needs just that!   It is just a big cavernous space.  With the removal of the swinging door into the room, I have created a better flow between rooms while adding lots of fresh style and character.

before: swinging door

When you walk into my bedroom there are 2 doors that overlap and then a third one behind the second one. Sound confusing?  It is !  There are way too many overlapping doors – door to my bedroom, door to bathroom, and the door to the shower all within 3 steps of each other. Not good!  The door knobs always touch and the shower door gets linked to the bathroom door knob daily and has to be pulled apart.  Ideally pocket doors are what the builder of the house should have put in here.  

Doorways before

after:  rolling door designs hardware installed

With the help of the hardware from Rolling Door Designs –removing the swinging door in the bathroom that hid the shower stall and replacing it with a rolling door creates a much better flow and the bonus…

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…of adding character and style to my cavernous two-story bathroom.  Bold and big accessories are needed to create balance in here. The addition of the rolling door is like adding a piece of large art.   I chose to paint the door a fun color – the name of the color is Celestial #A1403 from Glidden.

View of doorway with the rolling door hardware installed from the Bedroom.  I painted the outside of the door white and the inside – blue.

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The bathroom door no longer swings into the room, blocking the shower door, but silently glides along the rail that is attached above and along the wall with 4 brackets.

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Here is how it looks open.

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and closed

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Adding the door was so easy to do!!  It looks hard, but it took longer to paint the door, than to hang it.  Getting the rail up and level took the most time. This is best done with two people. I had Ed help me do this. The rest, I did myself.

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Rolling Door Designs sells many different styles and metal finishes – each with their own clever name – like – The Madonna, The Shakespeare,  The Don Draper, The Willy Wonka. I chose – The Winston Churchill in satin nickel.

Each kit comes with:

  • 2 roller straps
  • Rail
  • Mounting brackets
  • 2 Rail end stops
  • Floor door stop
  • Floor center guide
  • Rail tap and splice kit (when necessary)

You will also need:

  • Door – A solid, not hollow-core door that is at least 6-inches wider than door opening. It can also be taller.   My original swinging door was 30” wide. I bought a new door that was 36” wide and about 1-inch taller.  You need the overlap so the doorway opening will be completely covered when closed.
  • 2 Door Pulls

Roller Strap Installation on Door

Paint the door on both sides before attaching the roller straps.

1. Install the roller straps onto the top edge of the door. The location of these straps is critical for the proper, safe use of the rolling door.

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2. The distance between the top of the door and the outer diameter of the back of the wheel (measured from the back of the door) should be 13/16” – 7/8” (this will achieve approximately 3/32” gap between the top of the door and the rail when these measurements are achieved).

 

3. Using the screws provided, attach the strap to the door. It is very important that the screws are installed into solid wood, not hollow-core doors with thin veneer skins. It is also recommended that you pre-drill the screw holes. Make sure that proper vertical alignment of the strap is achieved before fastening the strap to the door.

Rail Installation

1. The location of the rail is dependent on the height of the door, desired gap between the floor and bottom of door and desired overlay of top of the door to door opening.
2. Recommended spacing for the wall mounted brackets is 16”
3. The Short Bracket will accommodate doors up to 1-1/2” thick, the Long Bracket will accommodate doors up to 2-1/4” thick.
4. Wall brackets must be mounted securely into the studs behind the sheetrock. If the brackets are to be mounted to the molding surrounding the opening, the molding must be firmly secured to the wall framework

When attaching the brackets, I ran into a problem. The molding around my door is not flat. I could not mount the brackets on it.  Rolling Door Designs sells two different bracket depths – long and short. Neither was right.

 

You know me, I was not going to let this stop me from having a rolling door. My solution was a 1/4-inch thick piece of plywood cut to the size of the back of the bracket.   I pre-drilled holes in them to match the holes on the brackets.

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I used one behind each bracket. This added the right depth so the door would glide over the molding freely. I could have added one long- 1/4” thick board above the door to hold the brackets, but I wanted to keep the look above the door clean-lined.

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To Attach the Door to the Rail

This is best done with two people or as I like to call it a 4-hands needed DIY  :)  Remove the rail from the brackets. There is a groove along the back of the rail that slides over the bracket tips.   Once it is off – slide the rail under the rollers that you attached to the door.   Once the rail is under both rollers, slide the rail back over the tips on the brackets.  Attach an end cap onto each end of the rail.

1. After installing the door onto the rail, slide the door to the desired opened position.
2. Install the End Stop bracket to the floor or wall so that the door stops in the desired opened position.
3. Install the Center Guide bracket so that the door will always be captured by this bracket in the fully opened and fully closed position.
4. Repeat step #2 for installation of the other End Stop bracket when the door is in the closed position.

Rolling Door Door-Pulls

I bought two types of pulls at the hardware store. A flush mounted cap pull for the outside of the door. (This is needed since this side of the door will roll back along the bathroom wall.) A pull style handle is fine for the inside of the door.

To attach the flush mounted cap pull, I needed a drill bit that would cut out a circle into the door so I could push the round metal pull into it.

Do you want to get rolling?

Now that mine has been up for a week – I love it!!!  I am now looking at every door in my house and visualizing them with a rolling door installed.  So many possibilities.

To see all the  Door Hardware kits  Rolling Door Designs carries. Click on over to their site to see the many designs and finishes.

Rolling Door Designs provided me with the door hardware to write this review and giveaway. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine.



Comments

  1. Cindy G. says

    I really like the Madonna in satin nickel! And, when thinking about how I could reconfigure the downstairs laundry and bathroom, I was thinking about pocket doors, but this gives me a much simpler solution. And, until that remodel gets started, I can still use the rolling door to block the view of the laundry room from the kitchen. All I’d need to do is scoot the washer over a few inches to make room for the door, and I’d be all set. Thanks for the great idea!

    • Katherine says

      What a fantastic give away! Your new door looks great! I like the Bronze Willy Wonka Single Rolling Door Kit.
      Thanks

  2. Julie M says

    I have the perfect spot for a rolling door and would love the satin nickel Winston Churchill design.

  3. Sandy P says

    I really like the Black Les Mis Single door design. I have been wanting to do this in my living room to block off the draft from the stairway. I saw a do it yourself version in a magazine a while ago, but this is sooo much nicer! Hope I win and I LOVE your projects! You inspire me!

  4. Jisela says

    Hi Diane,
    I’ve always loved pocket doors because they help
    deal with the “small” space problem some of us face.
    However recently I watched an episode of This Old
    House where they installed a rolling door and was impressed.
    Your post outlining the installation and the benefits of using one
    have me excited! No worrying about the construction
    element of installing pocket doors! This seemed so
    easy! You did a great job! The rolling door looks great!
    Congratulations!

    • Jisela says

      I’m so excited that I forgot to mention the style
      I like! My favorite is the Black Les Mis Double Rolling Barn Door Kit!

  5. says

    I know exactly where I would use this rolling door and that between our kitchen and the laundry room. We need to completely overhaul the kitchen so I am not sure if nickel or black would be best but like the garfield and lucky charm hardware.

    Love your pretty blue rolling door!

    bee blessed
    mary

  6. Kathy says

    My fav was the BLACK EARNHARDT SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KIT. But its pretty cool in the satin nickel finish also.

  7. says

    Whoo hoo! I LOVE this!
    We’ve been wanting to put a rolling door between our bathroom and bedroom for ages, but the hardware can be really pricey. This is a pretty great deal though, even if I don’t win the giveaway :)

    I think if I had my choice, it would be the SATIN NICKEL PLATO STYLE SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KIT. How awesome would that look on a clean, white door with some kind of plaque on it!?

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

    xo

  8. Bharati says

    Have been thinking of dping a barn door for the bath room. Would love Black Lucky Charm Single Rolling Door Kit.

  9. Teresa Cline says

    I like all of them, however in order to choose one I would have to say;

    Black Earnhardt Single Rolling Door Kit

    My brother in law needs more wheel chair space getting in and out of his bathroom and this would be the perfect solution!!

  10. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    The Winston Churchill just might be my favorite too! What a cool product!

  11. Kathy says

    I like the simple Black Barnum Single Rolling Door Kit this would be perfect for my master bathroom door.

  12. Marie Diana Fox says

    I really like the Black Earnhardt Single or Double Rolling Door Kits: very sleek & very solid looking ~ This is an AWESOME product– your doors looks wonderful.
    Love your Blog :)

  13. Theresa Baldwin says

    I like the Satin Nickel Earnhardt kit. Would be the perfect use for my basement bathroom and laundry room door. I have been thinking about pocket doors but this would look give a more original appearance. Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Darla says

    Your door looks GREAT! I love the satin nickel Earnhardt-would be perfect with my new bathroom!!

  15. says

    We have the exact same thing going on in our home as you did with yours. I’d LOVE the Satin Nickle Earnhardt Hanger to solve my door issues!

  16. Kathi says

    Black Don Draper for sure. I’ve been following you on Facebook and Pintrest for a long time plus your blog is in my favorites list:)

  17. Christine S says

    Such a wonderful idea. I have a master bathroom with no door so this is perfect for that. I liked the Bronze Plato Single kit.

  18. Neve hennessey says

    Oh this is fabulous Diane, your project looks awesome! I love the black hand forged single lannister model. It’s so unique yet classic.

  19. says

    I love what you selected. The Winston Churchill Satin Nickle. It would go so well with my existing hardware and style. This is such a fabulous idea for tight spaces with too many doors. Thanks for sharing!

  20. says

    I like the Black Hand Forged House Lannister Single Door Kit. We almost ordered it a year ago for our bathroom remodel (that blew it’s budget) and had planned to use a reclaimed barn door for our new bathroom door. However, with a nearly 60 year old house other things needed “fixin”, so we don’t have a door between the bathroom and master bedroom. I’ve almost gotten accustomed to everyone walking in on me.

  21. Marty says

    I like the Satin Nickel Earnhardt kit. I’m sure I should win – I’d just decided this morning that a rolling door is exactly what I need between my bedroom and bath. It can’t be a coincidence, can it?

  22. Kelli Siehl says

    I like the BLACK BARNUM SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KIT. Our master bath has a similar set-up, but I want to remove the bathroom door and put the barn door on the far side of our closets.

  23. Patty Falck says

    I just came across your blog last night and have had hours of enjoyment!
    I’m a lover of rolling doors and just started researching them online. We just moved my husband Steve into our 1st floor living room because of his illness, Multiple System Atrophy. He is bedridden but this move allows him to feel like he is a part of all the activity. There is an arched doorway into the room and I thought a rolling door would be perfect to give him privacy. Steve was a surfer, raced sailboats and skied until this awful disease consumed him 4 years ago. So I showed him the hardware and he said the “Satin Nickel Don Draper Single Rolling Door” reminded him of the blocks used on sailboats…just perfect for him!

  24. Michelle says

    Hi Diane, what a nice giveaway! I really like the Shakespeare Black double door roller. I have the absolute best spot for it!

  25. Claudia says

    Since I am from Indy…I am gonna have to go with the Earnhardt…WooHoo Racin’….Satin Nickel Earnhardt Single Rolling Door Kit

  26. Lisa M. says

    Love the Bronze House Lannister Single rolling door kit. This would neatly solve my problem of the door to our guest bathroom: the door opens into the narrow room and hits the toilet! Thanks for sponsoring the give-away.

  27. Terri Ball says

    Love the way the door looks. From the midwest, so this barn door option just never thought of as an inside door Dah…
    I would like the:
    Bronze House Lannister Single Rolling Door Kit
    $519.99 (of course My favorite would be over the limit- maybe I could pay the difference lol)
    The one that fits the criteria:
    Bronze Winston Churchill Single Rolling Door Kit
    $313.99 (I am sure I could make this work, no problem lo)

    Thank you

  28. Fritzy Dean says

    Diane, Your projects are always so fabulous when you are finished. I do not have your talent , nor a husband to help. But I have a trusted handy man who could install the BLACK EARNHARDT, if I should win. This old lady would be so happy! The rolling door would solve a closet door problem which has plagued me since I moved into this house.

    I’m a huge fan and will continue if I win or not.

  29. Maureen Figueredo says

    I really like the Shakespeare design of the Rolling Door hardware. It’s simple, classic, and goes with my understated design esthetic. It will look great in my tiny bathroom. My regular “swing” door hits the tub when it is fully open – (I told you it’s tiny!)

  30. Julie says

    Great solution for tight spaces. I like the satin nickel Earnhardt. It would be perfect for my laundry room.

  31. Kristen says

    I love the Bronze Les Mis Single Rolling Door Kit. I think this is an awesome idea!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

  32. Kathi Moss says

    I love all the designs. I want one in my kitchen over my pantry. Thank you, sharing.

  33. Kay says

    I love the satin nickle Barnum single door hardware and have just the doorway in mind where it would look spectacular. Thanks so much for offering the GIVEAWAY!

  34. Mary Gearheart says

    I love all of them! If you forced me I would have to say the Earnhardt or Don Draper in Bronze. It really looks great in your bathroom!

  35. Susan M. says

    Are you kidding me… I’d be a happy camper with any of the options! But since you insist, I’ll choose the black Les Mis.

  36. Jenica says

    Oh, we really need to do this in our laundry room! I get tired of hitting the door while moving laundry and if the washer walks at all during the cycle it blocks the door! I like the earnhardt single door kit in bronze.

  37. Kathy says

    I like the black garfield single rolling door kit. I was amazed at the options. I’ve never seen anything like this. It is perfect for my bathroom which also has 3 doors crashing into one another. A closet, the toiliet area and the utility room doors. A pocket door would have been great, but this is the perfect way without tearing down walls – and it is cool. :)

  38. Patty Lucas says

    I would use the Black Lucky Charm single hardware. I love that and would use it for my pantry.

  39. Kim D says

    My favorite is the BLACK STAR TREK DOUBLE ROLLING DOOR. Love the simplicity and the split size is best for our space. We could definitely do the single door though. Cheers!

  40. yolande says

    hi diane! i love how the door makes your bathroom less “busy”! my favorite door is the bronze earnhardt style and i have a perfect place for it! btw, i love your shower door…………..what is it?

  41. Sarah says

    LOVE the bronze Earnhardt! It’d be the perfect way to eliminate one of the random 3 open doorways the last owners created (really, does one need 2 entryways into a 6foot wide kitchen?!)

  42. says

    I checked the Rolling Door Design site and loved the Black Hand Forged Madonna Single Door Design.
    I am now following you on Facebook and Pintrest.
    Thank you for offering this great giveaway!!!

  43. Susie E says

    I would choose the bronze double Earnhardt kit. I have a seldom used living room I would love to be able to use as a guest bedroom.

  44. Linda Southworth says

    I see the satin nickel Winston Churchill for my walk-in closet. Currently looking for a door replacement. This would be grand! Yours turned out so well.

  45. Susie E says

    I follow on RSS reader. Since Google reader is going away in a few months, you might want to do a post how to switch to a new reader. (I’m checking out feedly, and it looks good so far!)

    • says

      Hi Susie – I did mention it in a round-up post I did a few weeks ago, but not in detail. If you make the switch now to Feedly or bloglovin – it is a quick and easy process. They will transfer your blogs over 1..2..3…. A few clicks and it is done. I have accounts on both until I start to favor one over the other.

  46. Jo says

    Oh wow! I’ve looked at those rolling door options with puppy dog eyes for quite some time now but they are just too cost prohibitive for me. They “create” room where little exists. My favorite would be the Black Hand Forged House Lannister. It would fit perfectly in my Cape Cod!

  47. Cindy August says

    Ohhh ~ the envy! Love the barn door look (rolling door) and so want one in my house. Have been working on convincing the hubby – I want it more for looks than necessity. Love your blog – have been following it (on the e-mail list) for a while and have actually used some of your ideas and have pinned many onto Pinterest! Enjoy your energy!

  48. Cindy August says

    Oops! forgot to list my favorite from the website in my previous post – to busy swooning over your door!
    My fav from the website is:
    BRONZE HOUSE LANNISTER SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KIT.
    Love it – thanks for the resource!

  49. Margie Hall says

    Like you I’ve seen these on Pinterest and have thought of changing out my perpetually stuck pocket door, but hadn’t gone much farther since no one I knew had undertook this project. After reading your blog, I think it has definitely moved up on my to do list.

    I would LOVE the black les mis single door kit! Thank you for giving me a chance at winning this

  50. says

    Black Les Mis style would look great in my home.
    Your rolling door looks so beautiful installed in your home.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

    Lee Ann G.

  51. Christy Keyton says

    THAT is gorgeous! I love that door in your bathroom! My favorite is the satin nickel Madonna. So pretty!

  52. Sharon H says

    oh, gorgeous stuff! Thanks for the opportunity, Diane, and I would choose the Satin Nickel Earnhardt. Although, I’d be grateful to have ANY of their styles. What did you do to the shower door?

  53. Sharon H says

    I subscribe to your blog; Follow you on Pintrest; and Facebook too!
    I’d even be your neighbor, if I could!! LOL

  54. Olivia says

    Satin Nickel Madonna Single! I love it and I know exactly where I want to install it, so fingers crossed! Pick me!

  55. says

    Oh, my! This is the perfect solution to my bathroom door problem. We put in a double sink and now we have to inch our way into the bathroom. I can’t put in a pocket door because there’s a closet right next door. This rolling door would cover the closet, except when we’re in the bathroom. Perfect! I love the Black Lucky Charm Single Rolling Door Kit style! Please give them a big thank you for the opportunity to win!

  56. Marne says

    oh, Oh, OHHHH!!! This is exactly what we’ve been looking for! I LOVE the black Les Mis. Since finishing our lower level, we noticed the sound travels up the stairs. I would love to put a rolling door at the base of the steps. Function and fabulous style!

  57. Marne says

    I’d follow you to the moon and back…but I also follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

    Thank you for this give-away :)

  58. Melissa says

    Just purchased a new condo and the toilet is awkwardly placed behind the bathroom door like yours… having a rolling door would be awesome!!!! I LOVE the Satin Nickel Earnhardt finish.

  59. Sharon says

    Love, love, love this idea. Just what I needto close off my LR. Love the satin nickel Madonna!

  60. Margaret says

    Nice door! Love that these are made in the US as that’s something I regularly look for when buying. I think my favorite is the Black Hand Forged House Lannister kit. All are certainly beautiful, though.

  61. Tess says

    The Black Garfield Single Rolling Door Kit would be perfect for the doors (which are just waiting in my garage for a do-over) to replace the silly bi-fold doors over my kitchen pantry! Pick me, pick me!!!! :) Thanks for posting the info!

  62. Sandy says

    This would be perfect for my bathroom. Love it!! I like the Satin Nickel Earnhardt Single Rolling Door Kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Christy says

    I love the bronze Les Miz one. This would be GREAT for my laundry room/pantry right off of my kitchen.

  64. Lyndsay Hughes says

    Love the Satin Nickel Earnhardt for a single door.

    following on Facebook and Pinterest too!

  65. monica tiesinga says

    would love to win the “SATIN NICKEL EARNHARDT”! the kids bathroom is 6×6 and could use a sliding door so they have more room. 4 kids share this bathroom!!! (2 teenagers)

  66. GinaE says

    The satin nickel Earnhardt is my choice. This is a solution I’ve needed for my own bathroom door. The door was widened several years ago to accommodate a wheelchair and I’ve been stuck with a crummy accordion door since. Many thanks for the chance to win!!!

  67. Dina says

    Hi! Thanks for your tutorial !Those doors are a good idea!I love Bronze Lucky Charm Double Rolling Door Kit.I always pin your ideas in Pinterest,love your blog,thanks!!!!!Dina

  68. Emily says

    I love the Barn Red Madonna rolling door kit design.
    Love your ideas – your blog is definitely a go-to for me when looking for painting info. and project ideas. Thanks.

  69. Jan says

    I love the black hand forged house lannister double door kit! We have been hoping to hang one of these for our office to help transform it into a much needed guest room! Great job!

  70. Nickie Moseley says

    Bronze Don Draper Single Rolling Door Kit
    OMGOSH we are about to put one of these up (I hope) cause we live in a barn turned house and we have NO bedroom door – just a curtain hanging!!! FINGERS CROSSED!!

  71. Kris says

    The Bronze Ernhardt is the one I’d pick. This was a fascinating post, as I’d wondered how these doors were installed!

  72. Laura Stout says

    I think I may just have to replace our two bathroom doors with these!! I just adore the brackets that looks like a little kid – that would be so cute in the kids bathroom!

    I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook – You have too many pins that I must do! Keep up all the (hard) excellent work!

  73. Laura Stout says

    I guess I should tell you which designs I would choose are! BARN RED BUELLER SINGLE ROLLING DOOR and BLACK LES MIS SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KITS! Thanks!

  74. Jennifer says

    Ohhh … how I love this! I could definitely see the Satin Nickel Earnhardt Double Rolling Door in my bathroom. Love it! Love them all!!

    Also, if you could share more information on your shower stall design … I wouldn’t doubt it was one of your fabulous DIY projects at some point ;)

    Thanks!

  75. Magdalena says

    Oh my! This is exactly what I NEED! I purchased a kit a few years ago to do exactly what you accomplished…I have three bathroom doors in a very small master bath and you have to be strategic about opening and closing, due to the crazy overlap. My problem was that the kit I had purchased required purchasing taller doors to close properly…at that point I gave up. So, this kit is genius…I can use my same doors! :) I like the Satin Nickel Winston Churchill Single Rolling Door Kit. Many Thanks for your post!!!

    • says

      Hi Magdalena –

      You can’t use the original door if you want it to overlap the wall and molding around the door frame when closed. If using two doors that will meet in the center – they still need to be wider than the opening to look right. The new door I purchased was 6″ wider and 1″ taller than the swinging door I removed. If the door is taller – the rail would be placed higher on the wall. For my door height – It runs along the top portion of the doorway opening molding.

  76. Nicole says

    Hi! I like the Black Barnum single door kit. This would be a great solution between our foyer and “TV room” (formerly our dining room).

  77. LinhC says

    This looks fantastic! I know what you mean about too many doors. Our guest bedroom has a door that opens into a very short hallway (like three steps) that leads into the bathroom that has a door. There’s a linen closet in the short hallway and it has a door. We’ve already removed the door into the hallway and am considering removing the linen closet door, except I would like the option of being able to hide the stuff in the closet. I like the Black Don Draper Single Rolling Door Kit.

  78. Jody Stidham says

    I like the satin nickel sea biscuit design. Years ago we we installed a rolling door on our small hall bath, we used barn door hardware. It worked on our ranch home in the country.

  79. Mary McNeill says

    Love your blog!!!!! I am also following you on Pintrest. I love the Bronze Earnhardt Single Rolling Door Kit.

  80. Tamra says

    This would be a great way to change two of our bathrooms!
    Thanks for introducing such a great product!
    Hope I win!

  81. Mary S says

    I love the Black Hand Forged House Lannister Single Door Kit and have the perfect place for it! Great product!

  82. Stefanie Gladden says

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  83. Jamie says

    I love the satin nickel Earnhardt style rolling door hardware kit !!!! What a great idea!!!

  84. Laurie D says

    Hi Diane,
    We have been looking for a way to add a door to the 5 foot doorway in our master bathroom. A double sliding door would be perfect for that. I love the Satin nickel double door Winston Churchill hardware. It matches the upholstery nails on the headboard that I am making. Thanks for the great ideas!

  85. Monica Porto says

    Hello Diane!
    That’s a great product, I just hope that I will be able to find it here in France…
    I have two questions regarding this project:
    1) how do you lock this door?
    2) could you write a post on how you treated all the holes and gaps that were left after you removed the previous door?
    You have incredible taste and I love the way you make everything look so easy to achieve. Reading your blog brings lost of joy and light to our days!
    Monica

    • says

      Hi Monica –

      Good question about the locks. Yes you can purchase locks for the doors. The type you would use would depend on the way the door is mounted around the frame. The simplest being a sliding chain to one that gets set within the door itself. Rolling Door Designs does not sell them. Maybe they will soon. If you do a Google or Bing search I am sure you will see some of the ways to add a lock.

      As for filling in the holes and cut-out sections of molding where the hinges for the old door were. Spackle, sandpaper, and paint. Fill the holes with Spackle or wood filler using a Spackle knife. Let dry, sand smooth. Repeat the process until the wood is smooth, then paint the molding. I used one coat of gripping primer since the original paint was oil-based. When the primer was dry, I used two coats of semi-gloss latex in white.

      If your doorway molding is stained, not painted – you would need to find wood filler that would take the stain after filling in the holes. You may have to add new molding if you could not find a perfect stain match.

  86. Marion says

    Love the Black Madonna, would look great in our bedroom that also has dueling doors that I untangle daily!

  87. margaret k says

    I love the bronze house laminated and the bronze Madonna. I have the perfect door! I grew up in a home built in the 1920s. The doors were solid wood with the glass knobs. A few years ago my parents sold my childhood home to a company that planned to treat it down for a parking lot! I rescued some doors and an using them as a headboard. I have an extra and would love to use this hardware to give it new life!! Thanks for posting the site and the contest!!

  88. Mary McNeill says

    Please take me off you comment subscriptions. I still want to follow but do not want to be notified everytime someone post a comment. Sorry for the confusion.

    • says

      Hi Mary – I checked you off from getting all comments on posts. I think it should work right away so you should not be seeing them in your inbox anymore. Let me know if you still do.

  89. Regan says

    Hi! I love the Black Earnhardt Single door! I’ve wanted to put a pocket door to my laundry room off the kitchen but recently found out that would involve major construction to move a header. Looks like that’s a no-go. Between the dryer door always hitting the laundry room door, and laundry baskets hitting it, the trim paint always takes a beating. This would be a great solution!

  90. Kim M says

    The black lucky charm door is my personal favorite. But, I think they are all pretty fabulous :) By the way, yours looks great!

  91. Ashley Pinault says

    I have been in the process of buying my house for the last 2 months and gathering ideas from your blog for the MUCH MUCH needed remodeling!! I finally closed on Monday!!! Yay!! Now the fun and work can begin! These doors are amazing! I love the sleek style of the Bronze Earnhardt. Thanks!

  92. Ashley Pinault says

    I am not following you on Facebook! I am way more excited about than I should be.. haha!

  93. Brenda A. says

    I love the satin nickel earnhardt double rolling door kit, and I think it would work very well in my daughters room.

  94. Saida Swift says

    I love the Satin Nickel Earnhardt Double Rolling Doors. They would be perfect to close off my office. BTW your blog was my introduction into decorating blog land. I can’t believe how sheltered I was before…no time to waste, I’ve got a blog to visit….

  95. Lisa Mannion says

    I would love to change out the closet door in my bathroom with Black Les Mis Single Door Kit. Like you, we have other doors in the same vicinity which makes it difficult sometimes to move around. Love your blog. And I also began following you on pinterest. Thanks!

  96. says

    My favorite is the Bronze Winston Chruchill. I love this concept of the rolling door and I have the perfect place to put it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I already follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and I don’t have twitter. Not sure about the others but I will check them out.

  97. Alison Ramsey says

    I love the Winston Churchill in satin nickel! Such a hard decision deciding on a favorite!

  98. Gina says

    Wow – your bathroom door is beaut!

    For myself? How I would just love to work the magic with the BLACK GARFIELD SINGLE ROLLING DOOR KIT .

    Thanks!

  99. Sue says

    I really love the satin nickel Earnhardt style single rolling door – it would go really well with my new light fixtures! A free kit would help push my hubby over the edge and into agreeing to do this in our master bath!

  100. JoAnne says

    Black Earnhardt is my favorite and would look awesome in my living room! I can’t get over their prices. They are so much more reasonable than others I have found.

  101. Sharon Sweeting says

    Hi Diane!

    I’m so excited to find you! I was searching for Monogram Fonts and your blog was on Google’s first page (way to go!) – I had a lovely time looking at a number of the monogram posts and then clicked on the thumbnail for your Sliding Door.

    I would *LOVE* to have a sliding door for our Masterbath. We had to take the exciting door off, since the door hit the sink when open. I liked all of the designs and finishes, but I think the Black Earnhardt would fit the best (today).

    I’ve connected with you on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram and Pinterest. I hope to hear from you on Saturday!!

    ~Sharon

  102. says

    LOVE your bathroom door! Fun that you painted it blue on one side and white on the other.

    My fav? Black Homer Single Rolling Door Kit

    hope I win!

  103. Catherine says

    Amazing giveaway! I love the Satin Nickel Don Draper Single Rolling Door Kit!

    katcoupons13 at gmail dot com

  104. Monica says

    Hi, I am wondering about the air drift between the rolling doon and the frame. How to avoid the humidity from bath go into bedroom, and avoid the a/c loss from bedroom. Looking forward to a solution :)

    Luv your ideas!

    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Monica – My bathroom has a 16 ft ceiling, there is also a window, so even before I put the door in, I never had the steamy bathroom scenario in this room. If it was a smaller bathroom without a window or exhaust fan, I don’t know why the rolling door would be any different than a regular door. The opening is blocked. When choosing a door – just make sure it is wider and taller than the door opening so the opening will be fully covered.

  105. Sandi Toler says

    I just found you and love your details for making and using chalk paint. Can’t wait to read about your other projects. I love this door application. I, too, would love the nickel satin Winston Churchhill kit. I’m excited to follow you on Pinterest as well.

  106. says

    Hi!
    I probably missed the giveaway but am SO glad to have the information! Need to remodel a very small bathroom with a roll-in shower for my little girl and this will be great!

    Just found your blog and will be spending a lot of time here!

    Thanks,

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