Do you want some ideas to improve the curb appeal of your 1950s or 1960s house? Here are some ideas from a seven-page brochure of mid century garage door designs from Raynor Manufacturing Company, Dixon, Illinois. Let’s take a look…
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Everyone has always gone nuts over my single little garage door post — showing colorful vintage Crawford garage doors. So, I’ve been on the lookout for more vintage marketing materials that could offer some more ideas if you want to update your garage door.
This brochure is interesting, I think, because while it’s short, it show that how playing around with wood molding makes the number of possible designs are almost infinite. And I believe it — I certainly see tremendous variety when I am out and about in mid century subdivisions.
Look at some of these designs and you can see ways to get a snazzier mid century look. If you are handy — or have a good carpenter — you can take your lead from these ideas and add molding directly onto your garage door, then paint it in either a single- or two-color design. Carry the design motif over to your front door or window boxes, too — designs that repeat create harmony.
Note: If you have an old garage door, get with a professional to ensure it’s safe. Be Safe/Renovate Safe!