4/26/09

Sunday Favorites/EXTREME GARAGE DOOR'S MAKE-OVER

The first Sunday Favorites is the brainchild of Chari. Chari is the neatest lady with the nicest blog and fabulous ideas on decorating. She also has a great sense of humor. Visit her blog for more Sunday Favorites @ http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/ . My First Sunday Favorite is also my First Met Monday post. A lot of you have asked about our garage doors so I thought I would re- post them here. Thanks Chari!








Preparing the pieces. Prime, Paint,Prime,Paint....





We wanted to do something to change the look of our garage doors, but the wood replacement doors that we looked at were very expensive. My husband Dan, being the creative and talented woodworking and building construction teacher that he is sketched out his idea and went to work. Below, boring brown steel doors






. He began by making 220 individual pieces out of Northern white pine. He cut, primed and painted everyone of those 220 pieces.








He built a frame and glued and screwed all of them in place. He even designed and made the black side pieces out of pine to save money and make them look like wrought iron. Below, one door almost done....









80 hours later, the finished product. The total cost about $200, compare to several thousand dollars to buy.










The finished view. I feel lucky to have such a talented husband.











I hope you enjoyed our tour. Stop back again, Cindy














42 comments:

  1. Oh.my.goodness. This is a fabulous project. I want carriage doors on my garage, too and haven't had the cash to do it. However, I don't have a husband who would/could/want to/ do this! Lucky girl!

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  2. Your husband did an AMAZING job! I can't believe the difference in the before and after. Looks like he put a lot of hard work in those doors. I'm sure he is proud of the after results.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Wendy

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  3. Wow Cindy...that's amazing...looks wonderful!

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  4. This is fabulous Cynthia. Amazing makeover!

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  5. What a difference those doors made! You are indeed lucky to have a handy hubby!!!! Love your blog! :D Jewel

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  6. Hi Cindy....the garage door make-over came terrific. It makes a big difference to the front of the house...great job.

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  7. Hi Cindy...this is amazing! I love carriage doors and this looks great! You are sooo lucky to have such a talented DH! :-)
    Susan
    P.S. I'm not sure if most folks know to click on the time to get to the comment box. Another blogger friend of mine added a little line to the bottom of her posts telling folks to do that because some folks weren't sure how to leave a comment. Just wanted to mention it so you don't miss any comments on this beautiful transformation. :-) Great Met Monday post!

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  8. Oh goodness this is fantastic! How fortunate for you to have such a talented hubby. I love carriage doors, I hope you have a super Monday. Hugs ~lynne~

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  9. This is a fabulous transformation! The garage doors look great! You are one lucky girl to have such a talented hubby! It looks wonderful!

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  10. Lovely makeover....such a fresh look...

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  11. thats a great job! I'm Dawn from Wisconsin also..so I know exactly how you feel in this weather. We share similar jobs..very similar.
    Your home is beautiful.

    I bet your empty nest isnt empty for long, if they just got out of high school,,you can bet they will be back! Mine still come and go and the youngest graduated almost 5 year ago now!

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  12. I absolutely LOVE those doors - wow, what a lot of work! I've looked at doors like that on some newer homes and envied them and that DH of yours did it so cheaply (money-wise, anyway). GOOD JOB!!

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  13. Cindy, your husband could go into business doing this (or is in that business)! Those doors look amazing-as good or better than the high priced garage doors. What a fantastic transformation. laurie

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  14. Wow! Amazing! So much work...very talented and PATIENT hubby. I see Cocoa surveying the finished product and its effect on the neighborhood from the driveway..lol Have a great day...Debbie

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  15. YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN.WHAT A TALENTED HUBBY YOU DO HAVE.THIS IS FABULOUS.WHAT A DIF IT MAKES.SWEET--------------------ANN

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  16. WOW what a transformation this looks awesome!!! French;)

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  17. Cindy Dear,
    What a lovely set of Garage doors!! I love them!
    AND to have a talented HUSBAND to with them!!
    He is a real treasure too!! I loved your tour, and I will be back to read more of you blog dear! Very nice to meet you dear. I look forward to many visits to come! :D
    Debi xo

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  18. What a honey of a husband! Amazing work!!

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  19. What an incredible job he did! I just love the way this turned out, so much more attractive than standard garage doors. Fantastic makeover. Thanks for your sweet comment on our kitchen, we are really happy with the way it turned out. Kathy

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  20. That is incredible! Great job Cindy's hubby!!

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  21. absolutely awesome, Cindy! I have to say that I got all excited when he added the frames over the black doors, lol ... I thought THAT was the finished look before scrolling down. It truly looked nice that way, too :o)

    Victoria

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  22. How great, it changed the whole look of your home! So great, curb apeal!

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  23. This is nothing short of amazing!! This is a great idea, I love how you found a way to get the look you wanted on a budget. Just gorgeous.
    ~Michelle

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  24. What a CLEVER idea!!! It turned out superb!!

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  25. just wonderful girl..also your table is beautiful but no comment place on it so I'll just leave it here for you...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  26. Wow, that was a lot of work! What a dedicated and talented husband you've got! It looks beautiful.

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  27. My contractor dh is standing here with his mouth agape...I wanted this back when he was just the contractor and not the dh...lol...it didn't happen. Wonder what my chances are now...

    Anyway, we both doff our caps to your husband who did an amazing job! It looks beautiful!!

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  28. Cynthia thank you so much for directing me to this blog about your garage doors. They are fabulous!! I emialed the entry to DH- hint hint- we'll see what he says!

    blessings
    mary

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  29. Hi Cindy...

    Yay!!! You did it...you did it!!! Girlfriend, I'm so happy that you're participating in "Sunday Favorites"!!! Thank you so much for the sweet, sweet "mention" at the beginning of your post...gosh, I'm blushin' here! Hehe!!! Sure do appreciate it, Sweetie!!!

    Girl, you couldn't have chosen a better post to re-share for Sunday Favorites! I was just admiring your fabulous garage doors just a few days ago in one of your posts (think I mentioned it even) Not to mention, I think I missed this post the first time around...so it's new to me! I'm so glad that you showed the "how to's" of this project! I had no idea that your talented husband made the doors!!! WOW!!! I'm sooo impressed...that was alot of planning, measuring, sawing, painting, and whew...building!!! But it turned out fabulous! You know, I didn't even realize that the pretty black side pieces weren't iron until you mentioned it! What a grand idea!!! You'll have to give your honey a pat on the back for me, my friend!!! As soon as my honey comes home, I'd like to show him your pretty garage doors...keep your fingers crossed...maybe he could do something like this to ours! I'd love it!!!

    Thanks again, Sweetie...for joining in Sunday Favorites...
    Love ya,
    Chari
    PS...Hmmm...wonder why you had so much trouble with getting the time changed to post??? That's weird! Hope it won't discourage you from joining in with us again!!!

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  30. WOW! Cindy those look fabulous! What a great job! They make such a difference. I think it makes the place look so much more honey.
    Give your husband a hand and a hug - what a guy!
    HUGS! Karen

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  31. Oh I LOVE these - - - they look JUST LIKE Carriage House doors which BELONG on an Applestone Cottage!!!!

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  32. Oh my gosh! Those doors are amazing now. I just told my hubby the other day that someday I'd like to have garage doors that look like carriage doors. He just laughed at me. I will have to show him what your husband accomplished. Way to go!

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  33. Hi Cindy!
    Wow -- the difference in those garage doors is amazing. Your husband is beyond talented -- he is GIFTED!!!
    Where do you find a husband who can do these things? Mine can open a bottle of wine and make restaurant reservations, and he's pretty good at picking up dog poo in the yard. :-)

    But transforming garage doors? WAY beyond his talents! Those carriage doors are brilliant.
    Cass

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  34. Cindy, I love this post! Wow, you do indeed have a talented hubby! Wow! His work is just amazing!

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  35. I would never have thought to do something like that to a garage door. Brilliant!!! It looks really, really good. It took a LOT of time and work, but wow, can't beat $200 for a set of "brand new" garage doors!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  36. They are gorgeous! What a beautiful change. Well done! :)

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  37. Cindy,

    You both did a great job, wow what a differance

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  38. WOW! Cindy, Those garage doors are so great, and the real surprise is that your husband made them! I think there IS too much talent in your house, and I think at least one of you needs to come to my house and spread your talent around! laurie

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  39. That is a GREAT job... oh my! I pop over to look at you tablescape and scrolled down and found this post and I am in AWE!!! TALENTED guy!!!

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  40. That is an amazing transformation! You are very lucky indeed to have such a talented husband.

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  41. This blog is really helpful in getting knowledge about garage doors I was searching for the best garage doors thanks.
    garage doors

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