How to brighten up a boring ugly brown garage door.

q how to brighten up a boring ugly brown garage door
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  • Kim Kim on Feb 24, 2018
    You can paint it, you can add window trim across to mimic windows in your door, you can add barn door trim, you can add different hardware for different effects.

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    • Kim Kim on Feb 25, 2018
      Barn door trim is made by cutting treated 1 x 3’s and attaching them to your door. I’ll attach a picture. The added wood can be done in X’s, Z’s, an X with a line through the middle,etc. You can divide your garage door in two and make it look like 2 doors and add latching hardware just for looks.
      Faux window frames can be done with any type of treated wood. You decide how big you want the window and cut wood to length with 45° angles on the ends so that they form a box.
      When you attach anything to your garage door, you will want to use outdoor rated paintable caulking/silicone on the edges so that water cannot get behind and rot your wood.

      I hope this helps

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Feb 24, 2018
    You could paint some picture frames white, and a sealer, and Gorilla Glue them to the door in any configuration. You could repaint the door, but the frames would look good with any color. ☺️

  • William William on Feb 24, 2018
    Looks like you need to put some trim around the door. Based on the surrounding wood i would make it look like carriage doors.

    Here is what other Hometalkers did.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 25, 2018
    I think it need some trimming. And I would give it some faux windows-

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 25, 2018
    Paint it.

  • Em Em on Jan 16, 2021

    Get a large medalion stencil off of Amazon. Use a pretty color to go with surroundings. Be careful with adding trim and make sure it clears all of the mechanisms for the door before you attach them.

  • James McLaughlin James McLaughlin on Jan 16, 2021

    Paint white