Friday, July 6

Our simple garage makeover

One of the things we really wanted in our new house was a carriage door for our garage. We had seen countless houses that had them, and then it just so happened the one we chose did not. Hmph.
Cue Amazon.
Did you know that you can buy embellishments to make your garage look as if it has the carriage door-like charm to it? Well, you can!
For under 25 bucks we scored a hardware set to spruce up the front of our home, and despite the hot weather, up it went.

Here is the builder's picture of what we started with:

We got a lawn, landscaping and a few lights, which helped to make our house a bit more homey, but the garage still lacked what we were looking for.

So here comes the hardware. 

 And here's what we have now!

One more time...before:

And after:

I think it really makes a big difference to the front of our house!
And with that there will be no more projects for us until Mother Nature decides to end her cruel joke. 

Stay cool this weekend, friends!

You can find me linking up this project over here today:

The Shabby Nest


  1. Looks great!! I'm thinking about trying this soon, glad to hear it was an inexpensive project!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Melissa! Easy AND favorite kind of projects. :)

  2. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

    1. Thanks, Julie! I will definitely stop by!

  3. Fantastic idea- inexpensive and makes a big impact. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party Stephanie! xo

  4. Hi Mique! Love your blog, love your link party... Thanks for the comment! :)

  5. Love the new look. I have got to get mine done also.

  6. We're coming out of the synthesized aether for you city folk and this is a fine slab of neglected psychedelic sunshine pop.

  7. That simple addition certainly did so much in creating an amazing garage door. It sure looks more real than the old one. Thank you for sharing this post. I am pretty sure that several homeowners will try this out. Again, thank you for the share.

  8. You have a beautiful home, Stephanie! Adding that lovely hardware would make your home even more stunning! It looks like it really belongs there. It’s inexpensive but it adds value to your home.

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