Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

2 Materials
20 Minutes

Use this cheap DIY garage door makeover idea and update any garage door to create a high end look with a low end budget!

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When we bought our French Country Cottage fixer upper a little over a year ago one of the first things we set about doing was updating the exterior. 

Which translated into removing approximately 1,412 bushes. So.Many.Bushes.Other exterior updates included replacing the front door and shutters, changing the accent color to a gorgeous French blue, and installing the amazing and FREE solar system from Trinity Solar. Read more about how you can qualify for a FREE solar system from Trinity Solar and get a check for $750!We have done it on 2 of our houses now!

#1. Remove any unnecessary hardware. We had to leave the lock on because the automatic door opener wasn't working at the time, but eventually I removed the hardware and patched the small hole in the garage door with DryDex spackle, lightly sanded and then painted over it.

#2. Wipe down the door and touch up with a fresh coat of paint as needed. My go-to trim color is "Simply White" by Benjamin Moore.

#3. Lay out the magnetic hardware and place on the door according to the photo below.

Easy. Cheap. Adds instant charm!

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Ahna Fulmer // Hammers N Hugs
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  • Brenda Downey Brenda Downey on Dec 19, 2020

    Where did you buy the magnet pieces . So cool !

  • Phl Phl on Dec 20, 2020

    Are their products for non metal doors?

  • Russ Russ on Dec 22, 2020

    Did it. Like it a lot! Thanks for the idea.

    I got the stickers with the rounded tops. They are a little too tall for the standard rectangular door "panels".


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  • Patrice Hogan LoBue Patrice Hogan LoBue on Dec 30, 2020

    Just a couple of additional ideas -I can't tell if front door is a light colored wood or painted yellow? If yellow , perhaps add some yellow pots on both sides of front porch with fairly low growing shrubs. If its a light wood, I would stain it to more of a medium brown. Also , I would add 4 pieces of wider panels around the slim pole holding up porch roof on the right to bulk it up and square it off. Have a taller yard light moved closer to house between the post on right side of patio and the left side of the blue shutter to light the entryway and discard shorter one by driveway. Lastly , fill in the areas where the big bushes were pulled up with low or medium height flowering bushes!

    I love your garage door makeover and blue shutters! And removing those overgrown bushes made a huge difference-good job!!

  • Diane Diane on Jan 02, 2021

    Wow Patrice, You certainly have any eye for decorating. Your ideas are spot on. I am tempted to send you a photo of a room I want to redo for your advice. You should hang up a shingle! Well done.