Create a modern garage door with this easy DIY idea

modern garage doorAre you looking for a cheap, cheerful and high impact way to add some instant curb appeal to the front of your house this season? We love this idea — reader MidCenturyThriftyGal shows us how she used our favorite mid century paint collection to transform her plain garage door into a cheery mid century modern garage door.

modern garage door
Pam featured this vintage 1955 Crawford garage door ad on the blog in 2008. Click on this photo to enlarge the ad  — to get even more ideas how to paint out an existing garage door go give it mid century modern design pizzaz.

MidCenturyThrifty Gal didn’t need to buy a new garage door to get the modern garage door design she wanted. Instead, she used her existing garage door … chose two colors from the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern paint collection that complemented the red-gold color of the brick on her house… and then painted out some of the existing rectangles on the garage door to create a mid century modern geometric design. The colors she chose are Caribbean Coral and Harvest Gold. It is amazing what a little paint can do to add retro appeal to an otherwise plain garage door. Kudos to you MidCenturyThriftyGal — on a job well done — and thanks for allowing us to share this photo of your  freshly-painted garage door.

modern garage doorsAlso check out this six-page catalog (page shown above) that we featured in 2010 — it shows lots of ways to add wood trim to great terrific mid century modern garage door styles.

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  1. Jeff S Alterman says:

    I like the mid 20th century garage doors. We have a Crawford Door in our house. Still good after around 60 years. In my area (Westchester County, New York) there are areas where there were a lot of Crawford doors. Unfortunately, many have disappeared in the last 20 years including a couple of Crawford doors that had an interesting window configuration. Thankfully there are still enough of them remaining so that people who know better might try to keep those doors. They were probably one of the best garage doors ever made.

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