My favorite posts are always the ones where I can share how to achieve such a huge transformation for very little money!! This is one of those posts!
About 6 months ago, we bought an older home in the country that needed a lot, and I mean A LOT, of love! Of course there were so many projects to choose from, it was hard to know where to start, but this forest green eye sore seemed like a pretty good place...
I know this photo is a little blury...I had to steal it from the real estate listing lol! You can see that the garage is your basic, builder grade style, only this one has a
fabulous shade dark forest green! Which honestly wouldn't be too horrible if there were some other accents painted in the same color on the exterior of the house...but there aren't! We had a green garage, brown siding, purple shutters...you get my drift.
So, I decided to paint it! I used an exterior paint (Sherwin Williams, Roman Column). It is a shade of white, but with a warm, cream undertone. Don't you just love my little helper in this pic?
It only took 2 coats to cover and this is how it turned out! The final touch was adding some decorative garage door hardware. All for looks of course, but this entire kit at Lowes was under $20!! With the help of a drill, I installed it all myself in less than 10 minutes! Isn't the transformation just amazing!?
People who have seen it in person have asked me if the handles in the middle hit the top of the garage when it is opening, but they don't at all. They are made to fit just perfectly!
If you have been wanting to make a change on the exterior of your home, this is such a great way to start. You can be the least handy person you know and still accomplish this! Think about all of the color possibilities too! Shades of Brown, Gray, White, Khaki, would all look fantastic on a garage door!
Please leave your questions, comments, and makeover stories below! I would love to help you get started! And remember, the best compliment I can receive, is knowing that I inspired you in some way!
Now go buy some paint!!