How to make an antique door

Last week we had so much fun working hard on making some personal zest touches for our Grecian inspired Photo shoot! Our shoot was out in Los Osos at the beautiful Willow Gardens. We knew we needed to bring a little of Greece to the central coast with some ocean blues, pops of bougainvillea, clean classical lines, and some Greek flavors for our food scape. While doing our research we fell in love with the aged look of dilapidated old doors. We couldn’t help but make our own for the altar….you won’t believe the transformation!


That’s right, we got this FREE old closet door that was actually a Birthday beer pong table, whelp Happy Birthday to Mallory! 🙂 We started off by taking wood panels and laying the out to make the grid we desired…then off to the saw to cut!


After laying all the pieces of wood out and cutting them, it was time to attach them to the door. First we used wood glue, then we started hammering away…


Work it Annie-Kate and Kaylee!! We love our interns 🙂


Next we wanted to have the peeled back/cracking paint look so we knew we needed a few colors to make that effect look just right. We started by painting the entire door this awesome teal.


Then we painted it the ocean blue- aaahhhh yes such a beautiful color (don’t mind the fact that it is sitting on my trash can, I couldn’t carry it alone so had to get crafty with wheeling it over to sand). hehe


After some good old sanding we were able to start to see the original teal and wood shine through, adding a few years onto our door.


Next up we went to old faithful, Annie Sloan Soft Furniture Wax, we love the dark walnut wax- such a great aging process!

drummm rolllll…….

Thanks Tayler for these awesome glam photos! More to come soon!

Thanks for zestin’ greek style!