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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2007 11:29:32 PM »

Amazing!  I've been wondering if there was a way to make my new garage door on my old house look more like the original one and I think you have given me the answer!  I never saw the original, but the remaining hardware suggests that it's not unlike your painted version. Mind if I use yours as an inspiration?

and if you like i can post the original.
(the original is better haha, so i only did mine)
and it would be so cool if someone else uses the idea.
but only when you promise to post it here, lol.
i have to warn you it was more work then i expected it to be.
it took me a whole week.
the most work was the black shadow lines.
i put tape on the door to paint it easy(that cost me a day, it was hard to make the lines go on), but because the surface was not so smooth all the paint got under the tape.
so i had to do it over by hand.

so good luck when you gonna start.
you need to use a good primer and then it doesn`t matter if you use paint for the inside or the outside on top.
well...only if your garage is metal like mines.
when its wood i guess you can only use paint for the outside.

Thanks for being so generous!  I'd love to see the original.  I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be able to do it until next summer since the rain is about to start here in Oregon, USA and I've many other projects and work to do.

here is the original....

(hmmmz ok i know...this one is better, lol)
thank you all for your response.
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2007 05:53:59 AM »

What a fantastic idea-- I never thought about how utilitarian the garage doors look.  You've given me a great Christmas gift idea for my parents.  They love nature, so I think I'll work out a design looking as if the garage door is a cave entrance surrounded by beautiful foilage, and let my artistic daughter paint it.

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2007 11:29:58 AM »

It's amazing what a little paint can do.  Now your garage door is so unique and makes the whole outside of your house stand out more.  Nice job.

« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2007 12:40:53 PM »

That is rad!

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2007 07:50:03 PM »

wow! that looks a million times better!!!

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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2007 09:06:41 AM »

 Shocked Wowza!
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2007 06:51:40 PM »

Looks really neat!  How creative!!
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2008 07:02:58 PM »

Congrats on being a Best of 2007 Craftster!!!!

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