Garage Door Makeover
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!
Wow! I love how the new paint color picks up the dark blue in the pool tiles. Excellent choice! The hardware makes a huge difference too, and what a great idea to glue lattice to the windows! :)
Thanks Jenny, can’t believe those little details transformed this space so much!
What a difference paint and hardware makes! Looks terrific!
Thank you Donna, such an easy fix!
Such a transformation!! Really looks great!!
Wow, it looks like a brand new building! Great job!!!!
It looks amazing. I would have never guessed those were the same doors!
looks amazing – what a difference! and the pool looks really inviting too ;-)
The hardware does look good, but the real genius is that you added grids to the windows and picked a great color for that cinderblock. I love that color.
Great work! What is the paint color on garage?
Hard to believe it’s the same garage. You did a fantastic job!
W O W
Easy updates, but they make a big difference! Looks great!
I love the garage doors and how the entire project turned out. Great job.
All of it is fantabulous! The paint, the brackets, the bench, everything! I love how you’re aren’t afraid of color. Seriously, everything looks great!
What an amazing job!!
Wow!!! What a difference. The Mr. Must be pretty handy. You are lucky to have a husband willing to help so much. Looking forward to the full house reveal :)
He is a definitely a big help :)
Looks fantastic!! Can’t believe what some elbow grease and coats of paint can do!! The color you picked out it ideal for the pool house. It is coming together so well.
Thanks Marisa, the power of paint is amazing! Such a simple project but big impact.
Can you give me some more information about the roof shingles that you chose?
Looks fabulous. Love the exterior colour shown, looks very chic.
Thanks Bernadette, the darker siding color really makes this area pop.
Wow! What a facelift! Great job!
Thanks Dori and so easy!
That looks great, well done!
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