Let’s update an old garage door and create a modern beauty! As an anniversary present, Hubby decided to update our garage entryway. He started with our basic, builder-grade garage door and gave me the modern door I always wanted!
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This old garage door update started with a clean, blank surface. Using birch plywood, we tackled the vertical pieces first, cut 6″ wide. These were glued on to help keep them in place and further secured with brad nails. To create the holes for the deadbolt and doorknob, be sure to pick up a door lock installation kit!
Based on our door measurements and some basic math, we chose a 7-panel design. To keep it interesting we used 3 different horizontal panel sizes. Once all the panels were installed, we filled each nail hole with spackling paste and sanded the door to a smooth and uniform finish!
We gave the door a good wipe down, with a damp cloth, prior to painting to ensure we had a clean surface to work with. We used an angled brush to paint between the spaces and then a mini roller to paint the rest of the door.
This gorgeous color is none other than Sherwin Williams Iron Ore!! The door was initially painted in a semi-gloss finish but we quickly realized that was a mistake! Eggshell is much more my style and I won’t be forgetting that anytime soon!
This has been one of the simplest and most impactful projects we’ve completed. I can’t get over the difference some paint and plywood made to our old garage door! If you have a plain door anywhere in your home, I suggest you grab some plywood and get to work on this DIY. I know you can do it and we’re happy to answer any additional questions. Just leave us a comment!
Be sure to check out our Instagram Reel on how this door came together! If you love small but mighty projects, then you’ll also love our Stairs Nook Update and our Loft Nook Update! Until next time friends!