Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Garage Door Makeover

My garage door finally matches my shutters:

I twitched every time I looked at the brown. Wouldn't you?

The weather stripping needed to be replaced as well:

There were cracks all over the place:

As I took the shutters down to wash and repaint them, I started getting irate at the previous contracter/diyer/remodeler who did the painting/repairs/remodeling/etc. There were thickly dried paint drips all over them. Some of the slats weren't even painted completely. They were most likely forty years old and starting to rot. I spent an hour sanding and scraping one of the shutters without much progress. I was not feeling warm and fuzzy.

I HATE lazily done home repairs. I don't get it. If you're gonna spend money to do something, do it CORRECTLY, even if it's "just" paint. You know what I'm sayin'?

In the end, I put my heart health ahead of saving a few bucks, so I sold the shutters on Craigslist (to a girl making a headboard out of them - fun, huh?) and sprung for inexpensive vinyl shutters at Lowe's.

Better, yeah?
Unfortunately, the Colorado heat has scorched my lawn. I'm hoping to get it back to green once it cools down a little bit!

Linking to:

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17 comments:

lynn said...

this looks great!

Erin said...

Thanks, Lynn. :)

Kerita said...

The white garage door does look better compared to the brown one. It is a better match for the over-all design of the house. Great job! =)

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The house look better...I really like it just the way it is.

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yugandher Reddy said...

Rolling Shutters on the garage doors will looks nice and also provides safety.

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Sharron Folkes said...

It’s nice to see the uniformity of your garage door and shutters. The white paint inside your house is much more balanced now than before. Anyway, have you thought of painting the trims with white paint too? I think that will bring a beautiful tone to your house’s exterior.

>Sharron Folkes

nygatesus said...

If you don't have a lot of time or money for garage door makeover plans, that doesn't have to stop you. Changing the appearance of your garage door can do wonders in terms of helping update the exterior of your home, and it can be a simple and inexpensive process.

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Leif Clancy said...

Oh, yeah, the new garage door is better than its old color. It doesn’t only match your shutters but your front door as well. And about your shutters, it’s a good thing that you sold them since forty years is already a long time. With those new vinyl ones, you can expect to protect and beautify your home for years to come.

Regards,
Leif Clancy

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