Vintage doors possess a majestic beauty and history. When designing our home, I dreamed of an antique door greeting me as I enter our pantry.
My passion led me to the best source for all vintage things at The Bank Antiques in Louisiana. They offer 22,000 sq. ft. of one of a kind architectural salvage. You will discover unique items such as doors, shutters, mantels, cornices, windows and hardware.
Since I live in Florida, I didn’t have the luxury of shopping there in person. So I did the next best thing. I messaged them through Instagram. Maris replied with an eagerness to help my quest for the perfect door! After sending her inspiration photos, she shopped for me, sending me pictures of many door options throughout their collection. I was SO impressed with their variety, I couldn’t resist and ended up purchasing a total of 3 doors.
You have the option to leave the door “As Is”. If you like more character, this may be for you. I chose to have our 3 doors refurbished. I requested to make 2 of them a little taller and some of the original trim replaced. I also wanted their natural pine finish to be revealed, so I had the paint stripped from one. I cannot express the amazing craftsmanship of their work and how they bring these pieces of history back to life!
I’m excited to reveal our 3 vintage doors with you! Let’s start with our foyer closet. I chose a 8.5’ European pine paneled door dating back to the 1800’s. The trim and unique hardware made this door a winner! This will be placed in a jamb as a closet door and the handle will be the access to the closet. A discrete latch will be at the top to keep the door closed.
The second door is for our pantry! I went with a 1850’s Louisiana cypress glass door. The details on this one blew me away! The intricate design is absolutely stunning. The Bank Antiques were able to clean it up and add a few more inches to the height. They also filled any holes from the previous door knob. This door will hang in a jamb also.
Our third door is a French masterpiece. Dating back to the 1850’s. I could only image the stories this European door can tell. I had them join the two panels together to create one barn slider. Any missing trim was replaced and all the holes were filled. I also made these doors a little taller, making it 8’. This will be installed in our kitchen leading to our mudroom. What a beautiful focal point this will make in our home!
If you have a dream, of an antique door in your home, look no further than The Bank Antiques in Louisiana. And THEY SHIP!!!! Their selection and prices will impress you too! Contact Maris on their Instagram @thebankantiques72 or call them at 504-523-2702.