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Monday, April 8, 2013

{DIY} Garage Door Update

Welcome back! I hope all of you readers have had a great couple of weeks. The weather has been so nice the last few days so Mr H and I have tried to stay outside as much as possible (when we haven't been on the road!). Saturday night, I styled and helped my parents throw a spring cookout at their house (bad blogger because I didn't take pictures). We played cornhole, roasted marshmallows and had an incredible spread of food including fresh squeezed lemonade.

Has this amazing  weather inspired any of you to tackle some outdoor projects? I have a few  projects up my sleeve to share with you in the next few weeks.  The project I'm going to share with you today was completed this weekend.  We aren't fortunate enough yet to have a garage of our own, so I borrowed my parent's for this reveal:

Mr H and I were in Home Depot color matching paint for an upcoming project (stay tuned!!!!) when we came across a garage door accessory kit (Crown Bolt Traditional Decorative Garage Hardware Kit) for $19.99.  I have a love-hate relationship with garage doors.  I love their functionality (especially during snowy blizzards) but hate their aluminumy (yes that's a word), eye-soreness.  If you are lucky enough to own a carriage door style garage, kudos to you. For those that aren't so lucky, this DIY is for you!

 My parents graciously sacrificed their garage door for one of the easiest, fastest, DIY projects I've completed, to date.

 All you need is the garage door hardware kit and a drill.

Oh, and you need a garage door too (thanks mom and dad!).

The kit comes with all of the screws you should need depending on the depth of your garage door. For my parent's door, the smallest screws worked best.

On the back of the kit, the manufacturer gives suggestions on how to space/arrange the hardware.  One important thing to remember is that the door still needs to function!  Do not mount the hardware across a seam.  If you do, you'll have a pretty garage door . . .that won't raise.

Drill your holes (dad's hand made it onto the blog) once you've decided on spacing and place 3 screws on each piece of hardware (notice the seam line that we avoided under the hardware).

We chose to place 2 of these pieces on each side (for a total of 4).

After completing these side pieces, we drilled holes and attached the decorative handles once again avoiding the garage door seams.  You may wonder if the handles clear the opening when the garage door is raised-and I am happy to announce that they do!

While it is not quite as pretty as a true carriage style door, it is an amazing transformation for only $20!!

Here she is, all dressed up:

 And because I enjoy looking at this 15 minute transformation, here are a few more images:


I'll update you with more pictures when they've tackled their outdoor cleanup and their landscape and gardens are in full bloom.

Now, run don't walk to Home Depot to get this kit and drill some holes in your garage door!  You might want to check with your parents first before poking holes in theirs :)

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  1. So easy and yet made a big change!!!

  2. Nice transformation, we will need to find something at the Hazelwood's to transform.

  3. It is really amazing how a simple DIY project could make a difference. At $19.99, you had transformed your parent’s garage door into something great. This is really an easy and inexpensive DIY project.


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