Monday, July 14, 2014

Boring garage doors?

It's easy to fix boring garage doors.  I would love to have beautiful wooden doors but I don't want to spend that kind of money on my current house.  I will save them for my forever home.  So for right now we installed these.  They don't cost much and I was able to get them on sale.  You can't beat $6.46 each.  Even at the regular price of $12.88 that's a bargain.

Here is the before.

And now a close up of the after.

My hubby did the install in less than 10 minutes.  The transformation is amazing.  It's makes great curb appeal.  I also took a few shots of the front garden area.  Not all of my flowers are blooming yet. Please ignore the ADT sign.

We are finally getting the back deck cover going.  Everything has been approved by the county.  I just hope I get to enjoy my deck this summer.  Wishing everyone a happy weekend.

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  1. This is exactly what I have been wanting to do to my garage doors for a while now. Where did you find this....and for so cheap?

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

    1. I bought them at Home Depot last year. But they might still have some on sale.

  2. looks great, I would love to have new wooden doors too~

  3. Looks awesome! We need to replace our whole garage door. Oh, this would be simple upgrade once we do.

  4. I love the new look!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be looking for that hardware. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  5. It looks fabulous! I love your landscaping... So pretty! We just had a cover out on our deck... it is soo worth it! Hope you get yours on in time to still enjoy it! Thanks so much for coming to link up on my blog!
    Kendra @

  6. Wow! You are right! The transformations is amazing at such a low cost! What a great find!!! :)
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. Great look for your garage doors, and how easy. Love it and your flowers.

  8. Looks wonderful, such a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  9. Love when little things make such a big difference! Looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily & Erin

  10. What a great before and after... and a DEAL! Love it!! Thanks for sharing your lovely post at Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! I hope you can join us again this week too! It will be open this afternoon at 4pm! {} Hugs...Brooke

  11. Years ago, I painted that hardware and the look of windows on our garage doors and it was a good look that lasted till be bought new doors since we built another new two car garage. Your house looks lovely and the hardware really adds to these doors. Another Idea is an arbor over the double car garage. We put them on our new garage that you can see here and since you have so much upper space, it would really look awesome. I just bought the kit on Amazon!

    1. I love the look of an arbor above garage doors however I don't think that our HOA would approve. They are very strict in our neighborhood. I had to get these approved before we installed them. Luckily a couple of the houses already had some. That will be something to do for our forever home that is not in a strict HOA.

  12. What a quick and easy update - I love this idea!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  13. I seriously almost bought these at Home Depot last week. I think you've pushed me over the edge to go ahead and get them. These look great. I found you when i posted on Frugal Fridays at The Shabby Nest!

  14. What an awesome transformation! We're in the process of ordering a new garage door since ours is so old. We definitely need an upgrade.....but after being told that the company's hardware was $15 a piece, I'm going to order the doors w/out the hardware and install it myself! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo laurie

  15. That's a great idea. It's amazing what a little decoration can do to a garage door. At first glance, it looks like you got completely new doors. The problem with garage doors is that they are so large and are usually at the front of a house. So they are often the first things people see, yet nice garages are so expensive as you said. Adornments like these are an excellent way to spruce up the look without breaking the bank.

    Machelle Ledoux @ Total Garage Repair

  16. Indeed a great idea! KUDOS! This is awesome transformation, and a wanna have garage door :-) Garage door is so expensive, to cut the cost you need to use your imagination to lesser the cost and perhaps hire specialist at garage door repair san francisco ca as I have personal experience with them.

  17. What a difference that makes. I love what you have done. We did that with ours, which was originally red. We painted it white because we did not think it would be a good look. But now yours are making me reconsider. I would have never thought that the hardware could look so good on such a variety of colors.

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware

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  19. Really it all looks are so amazing.I also want a door bcause this colour is awesome.Thanks for sharing all this picture. garage door repairs in sarasota fl

  20. Stunning images.I was thinking of renewing my garage door.Now i have got the idea from your blog.Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  21. The garage is normally the first thing you see when you pull up to a house. If you are saving for your forever home, changing up your current one is smart. The little fix you did gives your home better curb appeal. An ugly garage door can keep a perspective buyer at bay.