46 responses

  1. mercy
    July 18, 2013

    Thanks for posting I have been wanting to do this for a while. I will be heading to HD today to see if I find the same deal you got for the hardware. Your project looks great!!!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks! I saw a few more at our HD two days ago – good luck at yours!!

  2. Mrs Hoff (Sara)
    July 18, 2013

    Love it!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you :)

  3. Butterscotch Lady
    July 18, 2013

    WOW!!!! Your garage looks amazing! I am going to have to try it too!

  4. Kim
    July 18, 2013

    I LOVE your garage door!!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I am definitely going to do this to my garage door. I’m going to stop at HD on my way home and see if they have the hardware in stock. :-) Me thinks this will be a great weekend project this weekend.

  5. Louise
    July 18, 2013

    I love it! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. This is a great project.

  6. Sallie
    July 18, 2013

    What a great idea!! I love the look of carriage doors, and this is so much cheaper than buying a new door. Isn’t Frog tape is amazing! I picked up 3 free rolls at Haven last year.

  7. Melanie
    July 18, 2013

    AS always Eliesa, YOU ROCK! I never get tired of your blog-o-rama! AND, I give you permission, as one of your Peps, to take August off from blogging. and have a great summer!

  8. Melanie
    July 18, 2013

    PEEPS! I meant to type PEEPS! (Darn crazy ADD dog of mine nearly knocked over my ’40s red plaid thermos of martinis, I mean glass of milk…heehee)

  9. kirby carespodi
    July 18, 2013

    Oh my gosh–this looks GREAT! What an impact.

  10. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    July 18, 2013

    Ooh, I so want to do this! We have two separate doors, though- think it will look ok?

    • A Pinterest Addict
      July 18, 2013

      Yes! Google faux carriage garage doors, and there are a million ideas!

  11. Lindsay @ Makely
    July 18, 2013

    Nice job, Eliesa! It looks very pretty.

    I do want to caution people, though. One of my neighbors down the street put theirs on in the wrong place. Doh! They put the handles directly under the hinges…obviously, you don’t open a door on the side where the hinge is. We don’t know them well enough to say anything to them, so we’re just hoping they figure it out themselves. ;)

    • A Pinterest Addict
      July 18, 2013

      Okay, that’s kind of funny :P I would probably not be able to say anything to them either, but it would make me smile every time I passed. :)

  12. MK
    July 18, 2013

    I did the same thing! And also I painted the silver hardware in the center of the door white with the garage-door paint. It made the silver lock & turnhandle “disappear” so all you notice are the black handles:)

    • A Pinterest Addict
      July 18, 2013

      That’s a good idea – I just wish I knew what color the door was – and the rest of the trim on the house. I’ll have to see if I can get it color matched. It’s kind of ivory white.

  13. Patricia Krank
    July 19, 2013

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  14. motherbearof3boys
    July 19, 2013


  15. Erin
    July 19, 2013

    I just added this hardware to my garage and then my shed – both posts here (http://piersandchandeliers.blogspot.com/2013/06/b-garage-door.html and http://piersandchandeliers.blogspot.com/2013/07/b-shed.html) ! I read from one of your commenters about painting the silver handles white to make them disappear – so I can’t wait to do that! I also love your post on your painted bamboo hutch! I also bought a hutch from the thrift store and painted it black. I will be doing a post on it shortly! I love your blog and am about to start following!
    Best Regards,
    Erin at Piers and Chandeliers

    July 20, 2013

    Wow! Impressive. So nice of you to share this gem!

  17. Miss Kitty
    July 23, 2013

    This is amazing, Eliesa! It makes such a difference! Congrats on being recognized on Home Talk for this project.

  18. Debbie
    August 9, 2013

    Eliesa, great project and so simple…I’m trying this myself and will let you know how it goes. Also, great angle with your blog to try all those pinterest ideas! Best of luck with blogging!!

  19. Sarah C.
    August 11, 2013

    Stumbled across your post via Pinterest. I found that same hardware kit at my Home Depot on clearance and we installed it a week ago. Loving the idea of painting faux windows! Clever! And amazing the difference in the tapes. I was already a Frog tape lover, but wow – it really is a lot better. Great job on the garage door. It looks really good!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      August 11, 2013

      Glad you found my little blog :) Thanks! Painting the “windows” was super easy and quick. I never thought that there was a big difference between tapes, but this proved there really is! I have some of their new chevron tape, so I’m looking for something to try it on.

  20. Karen Fleming LeMore
    August 27, 2013

    I’m so glad to have discovered you via Hometalk. Love this project and pinning it to my board…great creativity!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      August 27, 2013

      I’m glad you found me too! Thank you!

  21. wally
    September 13, 2013

    I found the same deal grabbed them looks good

  22. Melissa Vincent
    September 23, 2013

    I love the look of this. However, is this an automatic garage door, or one you manually open? Was wondering if it would interfere with the track system of an automatic door. Thanks for any info. anyone can provide.

    • Jennifer
      January 31, 2014

      I am wondering the same thing? I want to do this to my door and it is automatic. Will I still be able to do on my automatic garage door?

  23. Courtney
    October 31, 2013

    I am so inspired by this! I love carriage house garage doors but can’t justify buying new ones! I can definitely do this!! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Carol Thurstin
    January 5, 2014

    I have the hardware already on the door, but we don’t have windows because we never wanted vandals to be able to look in our garage, so I am doing this when the weather gets nice. Thanks for the good instructions!

  25. Sue Brunson
    February 6, 2014

    This a fabulous! Just exactly the look I’ve always wanted at the perfect affordable price. Great how-to directions, hints & photos. Thank you!

  26. Marybeth
    March 9, 2014

    LOve the garage door but didn’t find the answer to question about frog tape vs painters

    • A Pinterest Addict
      March 10, 2014

      Thanks :) The Frog tape worked much better.

      • Marybeth
        March 12, 2014

        Thank you

  27. Sue Farmer
    March 14, 2014

    Just saw your post on painting your cabinets on Hometalk and then came here. Love the garage door makeover!! Love your painted cabinets too. We are having ours done soon. Can’t wait!!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      March 14, 2014

      Thanks for the kind words! I would love to see pics when you are done!

  28. Ty
    April 8, 2014

    Hi there. I did the middle seam on my door to make it look like 2 carriage doors and i used the green frog tape. The black bled like crazy when i pulled it off the door. I want to paint the windows on this summer like yours, but im so afraid of them looking horrible from the black bleeding around them. How did you seal the tape on the textured door so the frog tape doesnt bleed?? Did you use anything to press it into the texture? Looks so perfect! Great job.

    • A Pinterest Addict
      April 10, 2014

      Hi Ty – I didn’t use anything to press it into the texture – just pressed hard on the sides of the tape. I did it for both the frog tape and the blue tape, but the frog tape worked better in this instance.

  29. Hormann
    April 16, 2014

    The white colored garage door look awesome. Generally we find black doors for garage. this is really exceptional and lovely and gives a classy look . Good job!!

  30. garage door repair danville
    April 26, 2014

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  31. Tank
    June 21, 2014

    This idea is pretty awesome. I am thinking, however, that I might try magnetic vent covers to stick to my garage since it is metal, instead of painting the windows on. I found the sheets at the Dollar Tree and bought about 7 packages, not knowing how I was going to use them. The magnetic side is black, the other side is white. Not sure if they would stick well enough if I put the white side against the door since I haven’t tried that yet. I could easily cut the covers into 4 pieces with scissors to make one window. Just an idea I’m kicking around.

    • A Pinterest Addict
      June 22, 2014

      I think that’s a genius idea! Especially good if you are worried about the commitment or if you are a renter. LOVE! Let me know how it works for you if you decide to go ahead with it!

  32. Mia
    July 5, 2014

    FYI – If you take a little watered down white paint and lightly streak it coming out of the right or left corner of each window (in an upside down “L” shape) and lightly wipe it as you go with a wrung out wet rag the windows will look more real. It gives the impression of light reflection that real glass has. Remember to do this on the same side of each window as if the sun is hitting it there. You can also faux finish your plain doors to look like real wood, add the decorative hardware and the “faux windows”. I have been a professional faux finisher for 18 years and am asked to do this a lot. It always looks great.

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