Here's an examples of a new house currently on the market-
And this one still under construction-
As much as I love the second phase of our neighborhood, it also makes me feel like my own house looks a little plain in comparison:(
I've always loved carriage hardware on garages and since the garage takes up a large portion of my home's front exterior, I decided that dressing up the garage doors would help add character. Adding hardware is a HUGE cost saver, as actual carriage trim garage doors cost up to a few thousand dollars!
I grabbed these carriage door hinges and handles from Home Depot.
The hardware was about $100, but I used a Home Depot gift card I had on hand courtesy of credit card reward points. You can find great deals on carriage door trim on Ebay too.
Here is a close-up of the doors before we got started-
I should note that we decided to try Liquid Nails to adhere the hardware to the garage door, as the idea of drilling 36 holes into my garage door was a little concerning!
Here are some action shots-
I used some painter's tape I had on hand to hold the hardware in place. I left it on for a few hours until the glue was completely set.
The third car garage door already had a handle and lock installed but it was silver. We taped off the area and used black spray paint to get it to match the carriage door trim.
And the finished look!
Here is a close-up of the trim-
So far the Liquid Nails seems to be holding up great. I'll post an update in a few months to see if the hardware is still perfectly in place.
I am so happy with the final look. I love the extra detail it gives the exterior of my home!
Do you have carriage doors? Thought about adding the look?