Garage Door Makeover – Before and After

Hey Guys!! I’m so excited to show you the first step in our garage makeover!! There’s still a lot of landscaping improvements that we’re planning out, but in the meantime I think this is a huge improvement!! garage1

When we first bought this house, the garage door was painted a darker color that was found in the brick. However, the trim around the garage door was cream. I didn’t love the way that the two colors were paired together. I wanted the door and the trim to match.

So, I repainted the garage door to match the cream trim and then added two sets of black carriage door hardware. I think this helped make the garage look much more put together and elegant.

Here you can see a side by side of the changes I made!

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  • painted the garage door
  • added carriage door hardware
  • painted the shutters (changed from green to brown-ish/gray)
  • replaced dead shrubs


What do you think? Very simple and inexpensive upgrades make the exterior of my home look SO MUCH better! p.s. if you love garage/exterior makeovers, check out my garage makeover on my current 1886 home.


Color: Benjamin Moore:  Dragon’s Breath – Matches the dark accent bricks I bought the Garage Hardware Kits at Home Depot.

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Here is my tutorial on how to make your own Flag Holder Post planter1

Here is my tutorial for my $12 Planter Boxes

front of house B&A2

Read about Front Of House Makeover HERE

What do you think? Do you like the improvements we made? What else do YOU think we should do? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

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