Monday, March 5, 2012

NICE WHAT?

 We clearly bought the house with the worst garage door in the neighborhood; maybe even Southern California.  The paint was a cross between Pepto Bismol and Calamine lotion (both bring up very unpleasant memories) with touch-ups done in a purpley mauve.  We didn't want a new metal door on our Spanish style home, but didn't want to pay for what we really liked.  So I studied garage doors until I came up with a desirable design and color.  Our neighbors thought we were crazy as they watched us working on it every weekend for the last month.  "If it were me I'd just buy a new metal garage door", which is what they did and probably had it installed the same day.  We finally just put the finishing touches on the new door over the weekend and I'm a little "house proud" right now.  

GARAGE DOOR BEFORE

CLOSEUP

GARAGE DOOR AFTER
When one of Tim's work buddies saw the new doors he simply said, "Nice knockers".


16 comments:

  1. You SHOULD be house proud! It's beautiful!

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  2. Great job. Well worth the effort.

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  3. And now you have the nicest knockers in the neighborhood! It looks amazing and doesn't even look like the same door at all. Beautiful.

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  4. Nice Knockers ;) ha ha ha! Paula!!! That is AMAZING!! Seriously!

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  5. Paula those look fabulous! You most certainly should be house proud!

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  6. WOW! Does not even look like it could've been the same door...amazing job!

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  7. wow, thats amazing! certainly worth all the hard work!

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  8. Wow! It looks amazing, well worth the work.

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  9. Gorgeous! I hate metal doors. when my kids were learning how to drive they kept "bumping" them when parking and they were full of dings and dents. Wood is so much better especially with the little touches of the nail heads and knockers. Enjoy.

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  10. Gorgeous! What a fantastic job.
    Such a huge transformation.

    Kimberly

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  11. oh, well I think they look AMAZING!!!!! Worth every second & hour on the weekend. And what pleasure something made by you for your home will bring as apposed to boring metal doors. I'm on your side all the way!

    thea.
    xx

    (spoonfulzine.com)

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  12. He's right :) that is very funny. They look great.

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  13. They are gorgeous! But how did you do it? Did you use the old doors as a base? I am desperate for ideas to fix up my old wood garage doors - don't want to replace them!

    Thanks,

    Mary in NJ

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