Adam & Jenn Photography | A Husband + Wife Photo Team » A husband and wife photo team located in lower Alabama serving the gulf coast

a weekend project

Adam and I LOVE to go to flea markets and yard sales so we can find others trash and turn it into our treasures. Recently my aunt and uncle were refinishing a house and they wanted to replace the front door. We were fortunate enough to hear this GREAT news and they gave us this awesome 1950’s wooden door for FREE!! I knew I couldn’t let this sit away and collect dust I wanted to get started on it right away.

I have been in desperate need of a designated area of our tiny house to wrap our prints that clients buy. Until now I have had all of our wrapping ribbon, stickers, boxes, and prints all over the house and it takes me twice as long to collect everything, wrap it, and put it away…UNTIL NOW!!!

I realized this was the perfect treasure to turn into our new wrapping station!! First we went to Home Depot to pick out paint colors and legs for the new table. After hitting a few bumps we finally figured out our attack plan and got to work.


here it is…

I sanded the rough spots just enough to smooth them over and then painted the undercoat of the door a pale green color that I also used in our latest bathroom remodel. After letting it dry I used a white candle and rubbed the door in all the places I wanted to pale mint color to shine through. Then I painted the top coat mint majesty. We sanded the door again when it dried with a fine sand paper and all of the mint majesty with wax underneath it came off to reveal the pretty pale green!! Adam and my dad constructed four wooden legs while I removed the glass from the door and trimmed it to fit into the bottom half of the door for a smooth work surface. We built three pockets for storage and hung two mason jars from the keyholes to be used for pen storage.


I couldn’t wait to get it into the house and filled with all of my supplies.


It is perfect in so many ways! I just love it.




  • Sharee - I am in love with this!!! I have been brainstorming over a table for my crafts as well. This is so cool in so many ways. So how are the mason jars attached??ReplyCancel

    • adam8539 - Thank you!! We screwed the silver rim lids onto the bottom of the table and the the glass jars just screw into the rim!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonny - You guys are just so doggone clever! And talented! And resourceful! Wow — I am going to let you come on over and work on our bedroom remodel! Great job guys!ReplyCancel

  • Betty parliaris - Wow!! You guys are not only amazing photographers, you could also be on HGTV. Excellent job! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Laura McAllister - love this. so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlynn Salter - I LOVE IT!! Wish I was creative like you!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia Flint - I love when old things can be given new life like this!!! It’s practical and fun. Good job Jenn and Adam.ReplyCancel

  • Kathi - Very clever – love the color!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra & Collin - WOW! Impressive!ReplyCancel

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