Updating old doors
Throughout the life of this blog you’ve witnessed many DIY door transformations, like my salvaged wood look… Or perhaps my favorite, the budget-friendly plain to paneled door: But when it came time to update the garage door, I wanted to try something different. So I took to Pinterest for inspiration and found this tutorial right away: If you watched my very first vlog a couple days ago, you saw snippets of this process in action, but I also wanted to provide a step by step breakdown.
But a boring garage door can still be remedied, and fairly inexpensively with these DIY garage door update ideas.
I had to go back in later and fill in a few gaps where it was loose so I’d suggest using a bit more than I did. Caulking the edges alongside the door isn’t necessary.
Any excess was wiped away with a damp sponge before it dried. The next day everything was dry and ready for paint, so I applied a few coats of the same black I use on all my doors—Valspar’s Dark Kettle Black (in exterior grade gloss, just for the extra durability) Boom. Then as you can see, I wasted no time painting the walls using Gray Silt from Valspar’s Reserve line—the same paint used on the guest bathroom walls.
Yesterday, I shared how we planked the walls and ceiling.
Just by doing that, the room looked entirely different.