Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Update any garage door with this easy DIY tutorial, and create a high end look with a low end budget! 

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Before

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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 and changing the accent color to a gorgeous French blue.

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

All of the details of this transformation can be found here!

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

The garage door was the easiest of all these exterior renovations.  Follow along to learn how you can update your garage door too!

 

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

#1.  Paint

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The first thing is to paint the garage door.  I personally recommend painting it white if it isn’t already.  Wipe it down really well then paint.  My favorite is “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore.

 

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

#2.  Attach the magnetic hardware.

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At this house this is the hardware I used these faux magnetic windows and then this magnetic carriage style accent trim.  If your garage door does not have panels like our second fixer upper, then you can just use the carriage style accent trim as I did below.

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Here is our second fixer upper with just the carriage style accents on the garage door.  Check out this exterior before and after!

For lots more before and afters of our Colonial Foreclosure fixer upper click here!

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If you have a paneled garage door like we do on this house, then I recommend adding thefaux windows as well as the carriage style accents.

 

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

#3.  Remove any access hardware.

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

We haven’t removed this hardware yet, but we replaced the automatic garage door opener with this one and hadn’t removed this lock yet.   At both houses though, I just patched the small hole in the garage door with DryDex spackle, lightly sanded and then painted over it.

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

After

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

Before and After

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If you give this DIY a try, then tag me on IG @ahna_hammersnhugs or use the hashtag #hammersnhugs!

I would love to hear from you!

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