This $65 garage doors makeover took just a few hours

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A thrifty DIY fan has added huge kerb appeal to her home by transforming the garage doors. Before, they were standard, plain white garage doors you see all the time.

But with some special paint and magnetic accessories from Amazon, Karissa has made them look like traditional wooden doors. The entire project took a few hours and only cost $65, and now the garage doors match her wooden front door perfectly.


(Image credit: Karissa Barker @karissaathome)

The two key items Karissa used are the Giani Wood Look Garage Door Paint Kit in English Oak, and some black magnetic hardware from Amazon.

Karissa told us what inspired her to spend her free time giving her garage doors a makeover. ‘We bought and completely gutted a 50-year-old fixer upper,’ she says. ‘The outside was in fairly decent shape and really only needed new garage doors and windows, but the inside needed to be torn down to studs.

‘I had this vision of gorgeous wood garage doors that would match the heavy wood bespoke double front doors we had installed but didn’t have room in the budget. 


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She explains that most of the budget went on things that made the home safe, liveable, and efficient. ‘Not dreamy wood garage doors three times the price of generic insulated steel,’ she says.

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