Have you ever noticed that even though most people’s front doors are decorated and pretty, the door to the garage is always so plain. We almost never use our front door. Our garage door, however, we constantly use. It is so ugly, plain white with a security sticker. Not very welcoming at all.
I thought it would be fun to do a small redo on our garage entry door. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it, since we were the only people who usually see it. So, I ended up with this pretty cute $10 garage entry redo.
I found an inexpensive rug for the steps. I figured I would match the door to whatever rug I found. I got this great rug on clearance from the Ballard Design outlet for only $6 dollars. Ikea also has some cute rugs for cheap.
I started by painting the step up to the door. It was part white and part weird wood color. We already had some black and white paint, so I went for those colors to paint the step. I ended up doing three coats of paint over the steps. I wanted the paint to really hold up to the dog claws and foot traffic.
After letting it dry for a couple of days I then attached the rug. I got the idea of the rug from here. It only takes a few minutes to do and looks so cute.
I started by attaching the rug to the top tread. I used a staple gun to hold it in place. I then attached it at the bottom of the tread.
I wrapped it around the step and stapled below the step. Finally, I stapled it to the bottom of the last tread.
I couldn’t believe what a difference repainting the step and adding a rug made.
I then moved on to repainting the door. I peeled off the sticker with this method here. I used the black paint to add a couple of coats to the door.
I finished off the door by adding our house number with these rub on letters from Meijer. I found them on clearance for only $2.39. I thought it was a great way to make the entry seem a little more cheerful.
I put on a strip of painters tape so I could make sure that they were all level and then rubbed them on.
So, for around $10, plus the paint I already had a home I did an inexpensive garage entry door redo. It was so easy to do and didn’t take a lot of time. Plus, it makes me so happy when I pull into the garage now.
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