5 DIY Ideas for Garage Door Makeovers

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Updating garage doors typically isn’t at the top of a homeowner’s to-do list. Replacing panels and mechanisms can suck up a lot of money and time, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for an unsightly exterior until you invest in a replacement. We found five budget-friendly DIYs that completely transform previously worn and outdated garage doors. Not only will these projects save you on your home reno budget, but they also take up little time!



When Bless’er House gave her home’s brick exterior a makeover, she felt her garage door needed some perking up too, and coated the panels with a shade of black.


“Wood Grain”

In My Own Style shares her creative way to upgrade a faded door into a budget-friendly “wooden” facade. Believe it or not, this job only took two days and the result is gorgeous.


Faux Carriage

No, those aren’t a new set of doors, that’s just the work of Deuce Cities Henhouse. Fresh paint, decorative hardware, and a set of faux windows were used to turn this average garage into a total stunner. 


Gel Stain

For less than $20, your outdated doors can look like this! Get the easy tutorial from Domestically Speaking.



This stunning transformation includes new paint, a new roof, a pergola, a new light fixture, and new doors. Head over to The Impatient Gardener for in-depth look at this project that added major curb appeal points to the property.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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