Garage Door Makeover

Pinspired to DIY
by Pinspired to DIY
3 Materials
2 Days
If you have read my previous posts, especially those that were outdoor project posts, you’ll know that I really do not like the color scheme of my house. It is brown. The entire house is brown. Dark brown paint with light brown trim. It’s a bit dreary… I wouldn’t mind the dark brown paint on the main portion of the house if the trim was a lighter, brighter color, but it’s not. It’s just a lighter shade of brown. The garage door was also… surprise, brown! (I bet you didn’t guess that one.  ) So, this past weekend, I decided to complete a garage door makeover! Using primer, paint, and some inexpensive garage door accents, I made my dark brown garage door look bright white, which is a nice contrast to the dark brown paint on the house (and it matches the front of my DIY floating deck).
Here are the abbreviated instructions for my garage door makeover. For detailed instructions and more pictures, please view my blog post at the link at the bottom.

First I washed the garage door to remove all dirt and dust.
Next, I taped off the house next to the trim.
I painted on a thin coat of primer to the door and trim pieces.

Next, I applied a coat of white paint to the door and trim.
Then a second coat of white paint.
I then added the garage door accent pieces that I had ordered from Amazon. These added a classy touch to the garage door and made it look a lot less plain!
Eventually, our plan is to replace the siding on the house with Hardi Plank siding and some faux rock panels, and then paint all the trim white. But that is on the very long list of future projects! :-)
Suggested materials:
  • White paint   (Home Depot)
  • Primer   (Home Depot)
  • Garage Door Accents   (Amazon)
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  • Charly Charly on Aug 25, 2017
    Why don't you paint some faux windows on the door? My husband and I did ours with just the windows and it makes the door so much more classy looking.

  • Zaq22362942 Zaq22362942 on Aug 29, 2017
    Did you need to use a special paint for "metal"?

  • Zac22076455 Zac22076455 on Sep 08, 2017
    Did you carry the white over to tie in to the color scheme of the rest of the house?

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  • Rachael Basye Rachael Basye on Oct 29, 2017
    I love it! We are painting our house next year (it’s now rainy season in Oregon) so I’m totally going to do the faux hardware on our boring garage door.

  • BETTE BETTE on Oct 29, 2017
     looks clean and neat...makes the brown look good