Monday, March 19, 2012

Prettied up the Garage Door

 We have had some crazy nice March weather this week.  Which of course means the kids are outside playing.  I like to leave the garage door open so I can hear them fighting frolicking nicely in the sunshine. Plus it creates a great cross breeze through the house.  The only problem is that my garage door is right in my entry way.  It is one of those heavy steel numbers.

Shuddering as I look at this.  This is what you see when you look to the right after coming into our house. 
Apparently one of the boys took a hammer to it at some point.   
Who knows.  
Because they are boys.  
Nuff said.  
Look how gross and dirty it is.  Bleeeech... 
So I got out some paint left over from this project and mixed it with some cream paint leftover from who knows what and got to work.

I wanted to do something besides just the paint. 'Cause that door is U.G.L.Y.

Here is what I ended up with. 

What do you think?   All the hubsters said was "It's a lot of words".  What is wrong with that man?
I used a simple transfer method.
All you do is print off the words in whatever font you choose and flip the paper over.  Color with pencil over the letters (on the back of the paper).

I used a level and some chalk to draw lines  onto the door.   If you have read any of my entries you know I am notorious for crooked writing.  

Then flip the paper back onto the printed side (not the side with pencil) and trace over the letters.  You will be left with the outline.

Then just fill in with paint using  a steady hand.  I only did one coat, I kinda liked the chalky painted look of it after one coat.

At least I don't have to look at that dirty metal door anymore.  Now if someone could just come clean up that garage...

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  1. Great makeover! Such a beautiful difference!

  2. The time and effort you put into this really paid off! It love it. What a fabulous way to spruce up and personalize an otherwise overlooked area. :)

  3. Soooo cute! I love it.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  4. That looks much better. It took a lot of work, but you will enjoy it for years and so will your family.

  5. I love the sentiments on the door! What a nice reminder as you walk into the house <3
    We were featured together over at Project Queen, and I just had to come check out your door!

  6. w0w! Great idea... simple but it`s very beautiful and unique style...
    Good work!

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