One of the best ways to make a big impact in your decorating style is to add paint! It is simple and inexpensive – anyone can do it!
Like adding color to our front door, I decided to paint the garage door and concrete foundation. Let me tell you, every time I lay a new project idea on Mike he gives me a “deer in the headlights” look and immediately starts rejecting the idea before I even start. I then have to get out my visual tools: Pen, paper, Pinterest boards…….what ever it takes to get him to “see” my vision. This process usually starts with a quick argument, me doing a lot of talking and Mike looking less like a frightened deer and I proceed with my project! End the end he most generally likes what I do.
I used Valspar, Tomcat. In this picture it is hard to see but the front facade on both sides of the garage and porch pillar are stone. I matched the new garage door color to the stone. I think I went wrong when I told Mike I wanted to paint the door black……..maybe he wouldn’t have been so worried if I would have told him Tomcat? I doubt it, but now that the door is painted – I LOVE it, and I am pretty sure Mike does too!
Here is a Before picture……….boring!
Let me tell you, painting the garage door is pretty simple, just be sure to follow a few quick prep steps.
- Tape off anything you don’t want paint on: side rails, windows, rubber molding and entry handles.
- Use a roller for the big areas and brush for trimming around the windows and rubber molding
- Let dry and enjoy
I’m in love!