EASY Fake Carriage Storage Door Makeover | Thrifty Decor Chick

How you can give your plain storage door Craftsman particulars in seconds.

I am all the time on the lookout for straightforward exterior updates to make our residence stand out from the remaining. Once you dwell in suburbia lots of the homes can look
comparable — however there are so some ways so as to add some character and wonder with out spending a ton of cash.

This straightforward storage door replace does simply that! I’ve finished this a pair
instances over time and I am all the time shocked at how a lot it actually adjustments up
the doorways.

I liked our storage doorways with their grey and white paint and trim:

Two tone Craftsman garage door

However I knew this straightforward addition would make them look much more distinctive.

You possibly can
purchase steel storage door accents that give it a Craftsman or carriage door
look, and they’re tremendous straightforward to put in! Our residence has a contemporary Craftsman exterior so I knew they would slot in

I had to make use of {hardware} you connect with screws on our doorways: 

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Many of the units I’ve discovered include two handles and 4 “hinges.” 

At first I solely had one set of hinges up on the highest trim, however I later added
the set on the backside and it actually accomplished the look:

Craftsman garage door metal hardware

Should you do not wish to drill into your doorways there are magnetic choices which are even
simpler to put in! I purchased a
set of magnetic garage door accents at first however realized that the trim on our doorways is wooden, not steel. Oops.

They do not intrude with the operation of the doorways in any respect. Most have a rust resistant coating that holds up nice outdoors. The set I placed on our storage doorways on the final home has been up for greater than ten years and have not rusted in any respect!

Right here’s our storage door on the previous home earlier than the {hardware} element:
updating plain garage door
That is the set I discovered for less than $10 on the {hardware}
metal garage door hardware
That exterior had a cottage look and I knew this may
look nice! At first I used to be going to tape them as much as see how I favored
them, however the tape wasn’t holding, so I simply drilled
them into the steel door.

They’re actually good high quality — good, heavy steel and I favored that the screws got here with black heads to match:
DIY carriage door hardware

I liked how these look!: 
DIY carriage door hardware
If you wish to preserve going, you may add one other carriage
door element with fake home windows on the panels throughout the highest. I’ve seen individuals paint it on, or you need to use
these magnetic faux windows

Once they’re on they actually appear to be actual home windows!

It’s not a big change, however on a avenue of plain storage doorways, yours
will stand out!
easy exterior update with carriage door hardware
I like a easy and cheap replace! Have you ever tried altering up
one thing in your storage door? Added {hardware} or painted it? Anybody tried
these fake home windows? Do inform!

There are a ton of magnetic
choices! This one is a great price  and this
magnetic hardware is as well. Each are below $20!

This DIY panorama lighting tutorial is one other exterior replace that can
make your own home look method dearer!: 

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