All I wanted to do was get home, unload my groceries, take off my shoes and remove my makeup. In that order. It was a day filled with meetings and a check oil light that needed immediate attention.
Oil is like caffeine for my eight-year-old car.
And then, I rolled into the driveway, clicked the garage door opener and saw this.
The tired, dated, and dirty garage entry door. I knew at that moment, that once I changed into my paint-splattered sweats, I needed to give my garage entry door a makeover.
GARAGE ENTRY DOOR MAKEOVER
I don’t know why I noticed it on this day, but this garage entry door makeover became a Priority 1 paint project. Over time, this builder-grade white door with brass hardware (not the new gold brass, but the circa 2002 brass). Of course, the cheap brassy finish was a slight distraction from the grime of unknown origin all over the white door entry door.
PROBLEM SOLVED WITH PAINT
If you want a feel-good project go paint something. Anything. Paint is an instant mood lifter for the object and the person holding the brush.
- Remove all objects on or next to the door
- Clean the door from corner to corner top to bottom
- Clean the door sweep and the threshold
- Remove lock hardware and door (for best results)
- Add painter’s tape around anything you don’t want painted
- I kept the door on for logistics and a steady hand around the hinges.
- Keep the pets and kids away from the door. I have had one too many incidences where Chloe or Elliott (our Bernese Mountain dogs, not kids) brushed against a fresh coat of paint.
In less than an hour, I painted the garage entry door the same color I used to paint this hutch.
I made plans to install new hardware from Home Depot.
There is something about a painted door, even leading in or out of the garage.
It deserves a little love and look at how much more relaxing this door is with a fresh, darker color to greet us when we open the garage doors.
Even my husband and kids noticed the painted door.
I added a vinyl sign from Etsy and ta-da! It’s a prettier entrance than a few days before the long day and low-oil message. This garage entry door makeover makes me so happy.
I love it! What do you think?
Before you go here is another door makeover you might like.
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