Chiyoko Kana
Chiyoko Kana
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Garage Door to Be Fun Place!

3 Materials
$10
4 Hours
Easy

The garage we have is typical one from Japanese manufacturer which is basically a squared box. No texture, no window, no taste whatsoever. Just a plain gray box.
This boring iron-steel mixed hard box is very tough, durable and all-season tolerable, the quality is pretty much highly reliable as storage except it's not my taste.

I've been wanted to do something to make my garage look little more fun, colored
garage door to be fun place
This is my garage, too simple, storage, just an iron-steel box.
I don't know why but these storages are basically gray here. If there are more color selection available, I am pretty sure people who love colorful things like me would be very happy.
However apparently I'm not one of the majority here. Anyway, DIY is always the good way to solve problem.
garage door to be fun place
As an artist, I love big campus when painting. All we needed was paint brush and bucket of paint, - we used water-proof paint for iron, steel, aluminum available at store, and simply draw the trees.
Painting natural thing such as trees like this one is very easy and good entry one for people who never draw picture in large scale as curves of trees cover small mistakes.
garage door to be fun place
My daughter painted cute cats there
garage door to be fun place
This is how it turned out at last.
Trees painted on storage now looks like part of trees on my garden.
It was very good time with my daughter!

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Suggested materials:

  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/ACRYLIC-PATIO-PAINT-FAVORITES-SAMPLER/dp/B017ABPLR8/ref=pd_sbs_201_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B017ABPLR8&pd_rd_r=HWYBGS3CJF6QKJAQZZBN&pd_rd_w=QhB4C&pd_rd_wg=XjpOs&psc=1&refRID=HWYBGS3CJF6QKJAQZZBN&_encoding=UTF8&tag=chiyoko-kanacreator-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=f9d683c3ed44ceb46ab469b67c306d15&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paint</a>  (hardware store or Amazon)
  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Darts-crafts&field-keywords=Paint+brush&_encoding=UTF8&tag=chiyoko-kanacreator-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=8f50fdb461d9c815963b7273eafe75f9&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paint brush</a>  (hardware store or Amazon)
  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Darts-crafts&field-keywords=stancil&rh=n%3A2617941011%2Ck%3Astancil&_encoding=UTF8&tag=chiyoko-kanacreator-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=719175893c45fd9ed4bc2c9b51bddbc0&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stencil (Optional)</a>

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  • Nicki Allen
    on Sep 22, 2017

    Well done! Love it!

  • Jewell Martin
    on Mar 25, 2018

    I want to do of version of your project, but on a couple of side-by-side bedroom doors. I love your daughter’s cats. They are iconic. ☺️

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