This post is sponsored by National Hardware, but all opinions are my own.
While the inside of our house is still a mess and I never want to see another moving box again in my life, I did manage to snap a few pics of our pool house garage door makeover that I wanted to share with you all.
If you remember it used to look like this…
Here’s a closer look, yikes!
and now it looks like this!
First up we had the house siding color matched at a local paint store and hit the cinder block with a few coats of paint. Painting it the darker color really helped hide the look of the old cinder block. We also caulked all the cracks.
The garage doors themselves also got a fresh coat of paint (after lots of scraping). This garage was built in 1957 (according to the carving in the cement), so it was definitely in need of a face lift.
National Hardware provided me with this great gate hardware I found on their site. The Mr. helped me add it to the doors. It was super easy to install, and came with all the screws and hardware we needed. I love how such a small, easy to add detail, brought so much charm!
You can find your own National Hardware gate kit here, it would also look great on a fence gate like they show above.
I wanted to make the doors feel even more cottagey or more like a carriage house versus a run down old barn. So, I picked up some inexpensive 1 inch lattice pieces and cut them to the right size with a simple miter box and saw. I attached them in a grid pattern with liquid nails that’s specifically for glass applications. I just used a little painters tape to hold them up while the glue dried.
Tada! From scary falling down barn to charming carriage house in one weekend! It doesn’t even look like the same place. I’ve even had a few neighbors ask me if we got new doors! I should mention we also had the roof replaced as it was basically falling in.
Oh, I also used the handles that came with the hardware kit on our barn doors on the other side of the pool house. I wasn’t able to add them on the actual garage because of the locking mechanism on our door. I gave the lock a quick coat of black spray paint instead.
Here’s the barn door before again…
We still have a ways to go on this space, eventually adding a driveway and some more landscaping. For now I’m so happy we were able to makeover this space into an outdoor area our family can enjoy all summer long. You can find more great products from National Hardware here. They also have lots of great barn door kits as well so be sure to check them out!