Vintage Screen Pantry Door

One of the best perks about being a flea market vendor is that you get to hang around all day and shop. Plus I have a little extra cash burning a hole in my pocket every time I make a sale. For May’s market, I stumbled on this amazingly beautiful old screen door. Oh, and the best part? It was only $65! I’d been waiting and searching for a good pantry door since we started building, and just hadn’t found the right one. I thought I’d have to build one myself, which would have been in the 60-75 dollar range. So when I saw this, I immediately high-tailed it back to my booth to grab the cash and sent Jacob back to pick it up.

What’s funny to me is that my booth up until then was having a bit of a slow day (we all were, surprisingly) but when Jacob came back and propped that door in the back until it was time to load I was literally blocking people from coming after it! I kept having to tell them, “No, this is MY door I

17 thoughts on “Vintage Screen Pantry Door

  1. The table you have isn’t bad, but I think the BEST thing would be a medium-to-dark colored wood table, in a more rustic, farm-house style. You could probably make one, with your skills!

    1. I think I agree with you Jane. I really do love the table, but I’m looking for the *best* fit for the room overall. I have so many table inspirations pinned, it’s going to be tough to pick one!

  2. I say keep it. It might not be the “perfect shade of blue” but it does look like it belongs in that space to me. I think it compliments the colors in that space very well! 🙂

  3. I love the color, but I think you are right, Brooke, too many shades of blue! As hard as it would be, ditch it is my vote!
    I love your house! The best part being all of the memories you and your husband have together making it!

    1. Thank you so much Stasi! It’s true, I love being able to look at things and have a memory attached to it rather than just a price tag.

  4. First off I LOVE LOVE LOVE the door!!! It seriously is my dream screen door! It reminds me of one on the farm I grew up on and it slamming everytime us kids ran in and out. It really is wonderful and a fantastic find!! Now for the table I really think it works in the space. However the door does throw the color off a little. You could build a rustic style one, but I would keep what you have for now and say someday the perfect one happens to cross your path then you can grab it. Everything looks wonderful though and that door completes the space!

    1. Thank you Sarah! I know what you mean about the door. I was ready to start shoving people out of the way to get it! Luckily I didn’t have to, it was big enough that most people walked right on by for some reason. Thanks for the input on the table!

  5. I love the table, I think it works. Since I’ve seen it in person before, I didn’t see any clashing with other colors in the kitchen. I haven’t seen the door yet though. I think if you could reupholster the chairs with a more solid print or even a pattern that blends better with the rug, I think it’d be perfect!

    1. I know that the two patterns don’t mesh well, but I love them both so much. I may have to flip a coin to decide whether to reupholster or perhaps paint the rug with a coordinating pattern, or even see what the backside looks like. Maybe even layer a jute or natural one over it? I’m so bad at decorating, there are just a million options. It’s so hard when I want them all!

  6. I really love that door, it looks amazing! But, I think you’re right about it throwing the color of the table off and something in wood might work better in the space.
    Also, I can’t wait to see how you made that window. I have a weird little window in my entry way that is in need of of something similar, I can’t wait :).

  7. Yes ditch the current table and get something more rustic, a wood stain finish. I also agree with you on the seat fabric. Not a fan with the rug. Maybe keep the seats a simple one/ two color pattern. Love the new door! Can’t wait to see updates. 🙂

  8. I think you should ditch the table – too much stuff competing with each other. A wooden table would compliment the door and the rug perfectly.

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