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Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

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Use this cheap DIY garage door makeover idea and update any garage door to create a high-end look with a low-end budget! 

Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

Before

Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

When we bought our French Country Cottage fixer-upper one of the first things we did was update the exterior. 

Which translated into removing approximately 1,412 bushes.  So.Many.Bushes.

Other exterior updates included replacing the front door and shutters, changing the accent color to a gorgeous French blue, and installing the amazing and FREE solar system from Trinity Solar. 

Cheap 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!

If you are looking for more exterior DIY inspiration then be sure to check out:

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    #1.  Paint

    Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

    The first and easiest update 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.

    Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

    At this house, 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.

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    Cheap 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!

    Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

    If you have a paneled garage door as we do on this house, then I recommend adding the faux windows in addition to the carriage-style accents.

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    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

    #3.  Remove any access hardware.

    Cheap DIY Garage Door Makeover

    We didn’t remove this lock, but we replaced the automatic garage door opener with this budget-friendly garage door opener.

    At both houses, after I removed the hardware, I patched the small hole in the garage door with DryDex spackle, lightly sanded it, and then painted over it.

     

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    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

    After

    Let’s remind ourselves where we started.

    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

    And look where we are now.

    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover
    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover
    Easy DIY Garage Door Makeover

    It is so very easy!

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      Use this cheap DIY garage door makeover idea and update any garage door to create a high-end look with a low-end budget! 
      Use this cheap DIY garage door makeover idea and update any garage door to create a high-end look with a low-end budget! 

      Easiest DIY Garage Door Makeover

      Ahna Fulmer
      Use this cheap DIY garage door makeover idea and update any garage door to create a high end look with a low end budget! 
      Total Time 30 minutes

      Ingredients
        

      • 20 faux magnetic windows
      • 1 set magnetic carriage hardware

      Instructions
       

      • Remove any excess hardware from garage door that can be removed.
      • Wipe down the garage door and paint with a fresh coat as needed.
      • Place the magnetic hardware according to the picture.
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