DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with the Masonite Barn Door Kit

Caitlin Houston
5 min readFeb 22, 2023

Are you looking for a way to upgrade your closet in 90 minutes? Check out this DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with the Masonite Barn Door Kit.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Masonite Doors. All opinions are 100% mine.

When we moved into our home, one of the features I liked least was the plantation bi-fold doors on every closet. They look nice, but fall off the track easily and never fail to painfully catch a finger in the fold when opened. My daughter’s nursery closet has remained doorless for the last year while I researched different options. The space is tight in the small nursery, so we would need either a sliding or pocket door. Our solution: a Masonite Barn Door.

Barn doors offer a stylish and practical interior door solution. They save space and give additional flexibility by defining new areas of the home while hiding others. For the nursery, we wanted the closet door to be functional and aesthetically pleasing — just like a barn door! For a few moments we did consider a pocket door — but they are not as easy to install or maintain. Barn doors have a track on the outside of the wall, which is easier to access!

How to Use the Masonite Barn Door Kit

The Masonite barn door kit is an easy DIY project that can transform any part of your home in just 90 minutes. While I love trying new DIY home projects, I enlisted my brother in law to tackle the barn door installation.

The Masonite Barn Door Kit comes with a durable solid core barn door, all required Barn Door hardware for installation, and easy to follow instructions. Pictures of tools needed for installation are on the outside of the box so you can gather everything you need before you begin.

Barn Door Hardware
Masonite Barn Door Install for Nursery Upgrade
Masonite Barn Door DIY Kit
DIY Barn Door Instructions

My brother-in-law walked me through the process, giving me tips and tricks to share that will make this DIY project easier. For example, he suggests to gather your tools and lay out all of the materials in an orderly fashion before you begin. Then, read through all of the instructions before picking up any tools! He always uses a pencil to mark where he is going to drill or if making measurements.

Reflection of man in mirror nailing into wall
man taking measurements of barn door
man with pencil behind ear and barn door with wheel attached
pencil marking on barn door track
barn door track

We only had a few issues with our barn door installation. The first small issue we encountered during our barn door installation was unrelated to the barn door kit. The trim on the closet door has warped over time, so it is crooked! My brother in law used a level to ensure the track would be straight on the wall so the door could hang parallel to the floor.

man using level
man hanging track

The second issue was tool related! The kit suggests the use of a standard wrench for tightening bolts on the track. This is typical — however since the track was close to our ceiling, he could only turn the wrench one way. My brother-in-law says the process would have been easier if he had an impact socket attachment for his drill.

tightening bolts with wrench on barn door track
barn door track

It was smooth sailing after everything was leveled appropriately and bolts were secured tightly. The barn door is lightweight enough that my brother in law could lift it onto the track by himself. If I were installing the door alone I would have needed assistance though! Once the door was installed on the overhead track, he added the floor track too!

Man installing barn door in nursery with Masonite barn door kit
DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with the Masonite Barn Door Kit
Man installing barn door in nursery with Masonite barn door kit
man installing track for barn door

The Nursery Closet Barn Door Reveal

The final step to our nursery closet makeover was completed after my brother-in-law went home. I painted the door to match the trim in the nursery! The door and trim are Benjamin Moore Simply White. We opted to leave off the barn door handle for aesthetics, but it is easy to install if we change our minds!

BEFORE DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with the Masonite Barn Door Kit
After DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with the Masonite Barn Door Kit
Mom and child in front of nursery closet Masonite Barn Door
Mom looking at baby clothes in front of barn door closet in nursery
Mom and child in front of nursery closet barn door
Mom and Baby on Nursery Floor
barn door closet in nursery
DIY Nursery Closet Upgrade with Masonite Barn Door Kit

Why Use a Masonite Barn Door?

Masonite Barn Doors are a stylish and practical solution that provides an aesthetic upgrade, regardless of your style preference. Whether you have a flare for rustic or modern style, industrial or classic deigns, Masonite Barn Doors fit well in a variety of homes.

Whether you need a sliding door for a tight spot or a style upgrade, the Masonite Interior Barn Door is a great DIY solution that can be used throughout the home and completed in 90 minutes with the all-in-one kit.

Masonite Barn Door Nursery Installation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Masonite Doors for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Caitlin Houston

Caitlin Houston is a Mom of three and creator of Connecticut based life + style site Caitlin Houston Blog.