Sunday, January 20, 2013

a garage door makeover ~

 So we live in a normal suburban new{er} development.  The houses were all built by different contractors and builders, so each house has a different look.  

There's ranches, two stories, traditionals, and even a couple modern style homes mixed in.

There's a myriad of materials used throughout our neighborhood.....brick, wood, stucco, variegated brick, stone, siding, etc.....


Every house {except for two, trust me, we counted!}, has the exact same garage door!

this is ours.........


white panels, just like every other house in the subdivision, except that a few of them are brown.

So, for Christmas, my sweet in-laws transformed our garage doors for us!

I am loving the new carriage house style look so much more!

 As you round the corner and turn down our cul-de-sac, this is what you see now......

It adds just the right amount of detail and interest.

My father-in-law and husband worked on it together and reported to me that is was not difficult at all.  Mick just said it required a lot of measuring, so if you're patient, sounds like this would be an easy project!  I'm glad they tackled it because I am not patient, I never measure, and numbers are not my thing!  Those hinges would not be straight if it had been left up to me!  LOL

A great Christmas gift from two great people!   Thanks Alex and Carol!

~ vintage love ~


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nygatesus said...

Home improvement projects take up a lot of your time and money. The garage often becomes the last on the list for a makeover and usually the short end on the funds. The good news is that garage door prices can be affordable.

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Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very cute!

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...


Maricela Milum said...

Awww… That’s such a sweet Christmas gift. You must be really surprised how it turned out. We also have this kind of hardware in our garage, but it’s a different design. I totally love it, and I was amazed with how it transformed our garage from simple to fabulous!

>Maricela Milum

Fred Smith said...

That looks amazing! I'll have to do something like that to my garage door in Phoenix. It'll make it look like a completely new garage door. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Sharron Folkes said...
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Sharron Folkes said...

A lot of people have been putting these carriages on their garage doors to give it more life. It does breathe new life to an old garage door, in the cheapest way. If you want, you can change the color of your garage door and interiors too, just to make a different impact on the house. Most of the time, if you're looking from the outside, garage doors are the focal point of the house.

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Joe Wilde Company said...

Such a beautiful makeover of your garage door! Keep up the great posts!

TOM Orrell said...

Great post. A lot of great points. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
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Sol Hendricks said...

It’s awesome to see how such decorative hardware can improve the look of your garage door. It definitely makes any door look and feel sophisticated. Likewise, it’s so easy to install and match with any door style you have. But I think the best part was that it didn’t cost you a lot unlike if you went with other custom alternatives.
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