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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Garage Doors...

I am totally in love with houses that have  "character".  
We are slowly trying to add elements to our house that add some charm.  
We've changed our lighting, painted the exterior & added wood shutters. I think all of the changes have made a huge difference.
You can see the first set of changes HERE.
I've been wanting to add some hardware to our garage doors for a while now.
Our doors are actually kind of old & when we were at Home Depot the other night, we decided to get some pricing for new ones. 
I am totally in LOVE with the carriage garage doors!
Unfortunately, they are not in our budget right now & they can be REALLY expensive! 

Here are a few inspiration photos...
cottage style...love the wood work above garage 
grey and white exterior. 


Aren't they charming??
Well considering we have plenty of other projects that I'd like to save our money for (Like a white kitchen!) 
We decided to just buy the hardware and at $12.50 a package, It's a cheap way to add some charm!  
We had to buy two packages to fit both of our doors.
My husband & boys started on the third car garage & I was SO excited with how it was looking...

Charming wouldn't you say?
It was just the look I was hoping for!
Then we got to the main garage door & there was a problem...it actually had a thinner width in the middle part of the door for the handles.
They both wouldn't fit side by side like the other door!!
 The only choice we had was to place them spaced apart & we couldn't change the 3rd car garage door to match because we had already drilled the holes in the middle.
My husband says it's fine because they are two different sized doors.
I'm still not sure.

Do you think it is OK to have them a little different?
Any suggestions on how we could fix it?
I think they are a terrific & cheap way to add some character, but if you have two doors always make sure they are actually the same size before you start!
****UPDATE
It drove me crazy to have the doors look so different!
It's only a year later, but I did figure out how to fix my doors!
I bought one more package of door hardware & moved the handles in.
 I decided to place two sets of double handles closer together like the other door.  We filled the holes in with screws & painted them white...you hardly notice them at all.
They definitely match better now!
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  1. I saw those at Home Depot and thought - What a great idea!!!! I would buy them for my house but I have a rental with a side entry garage. Yours looks great!

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    1. Thanks Holly! Your house is always beautiful!

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  2. I want to do that! How pretty!! I understand your concern though. If it bothers you too much, I don't see why filling in the holes with wood filler and painting over them would be a problem. The hardware does add a lot of character! I love it ;)

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! The problem is they are metal doors, so I'm not sure the best way to fill them in with. I might have to figure it out though!

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  4. I LOVE these! They would look great on my house and go with my fence! Thanks for a great idea!

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    1. They do look really cute on fences too...I was actually thinking of adding them to our gate to the backyard. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  6. I put these on my doors years ago, and I still like them. That said the door where they are far apart does not look right to me, I would have probably put them in the middle like the other door, even if it meant going over the line a little, I think that would have been less noticeable. Your homes is just Lovely!

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  7. I don't think it looks all that off, but wonder if you added second handles if that might fix it visually. Such a great idea by the way. I adore carriage doors.

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  8. I love the new hardware! I am in love with those carriage garage doors, to. ;-)

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  9. "too", that is. Ha I have a cover on my keyboard and it tends to cause typos.....

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  10. Sally, they really do add so much charm - I partcial to black wrought iron handles and hinges anyway, so Great Up Do!

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    I am with you - I think the big door looks 'off'.
    My idea; maybe you could get another set. Then make the big door look like 2 small doors? I'm sure there is a way to fill the holes. Or maybe you can use the other set of hardware to cover the holes?

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  15. What a great addition and such a simple thing to add to make a great difference. Beautiful home. Hugs, jen

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  16. I've always loved those beautiful garage doors too. what a clever way to recreate them on a budget!

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  17. Nice update, those handles would bug me too!. One suggestion i haven't heard, maybe make that big door look like two doors. Not sure if it would look right or not. Probably a good photoshop experiment.

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  18. You know, I would paint around the actual hardware, so that their statement is more significant/they would be larger. You can use various shades of dark grey and great a wonderful indepth effect. ... my 5 cts worth. A kind of faux painting, and a kind of accent painting...

    Overall, I love the idea of adding the hardware. Thank you for linking it up at http://www.finecraftguild.com . A new party will open tomorrow... Till then!

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    Amazing what a big impact that little change made.

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