One was a garage door, painted to look like wood.
I asked Matt if he thought we could do it and got a non-commital grunt in reply.
So the garage door was relegated to a shelf in the back of my brain - to be pulled out at a later date, of course ;)
Then, a couple of weeks ago, Nester had this garage re-do on her site. When I read about her technique I decided I was definitely going to copy it on my own garage.
As long as Matt agreed.
I was a bit worried...he's super easy going about anything I want to do inside, but this was the exterior...people drive by...
But I was worried for nothing - and I should have known better. This is Matt, after all - the most indulgent, easy-going husband ever.
He even helped!
Here is a before picture:
(taken last fall - it's the only one I had)
(best husband ever, putting our first coat on the high parts)
It turned out shinier (not sure that's a word. Probably should have said "more shiney") than I would have liked, but I'm hoping some of that will fade as the sun beats down on it this summer. It certainly faded the paint that was there before.
I haven't added any cute hardware yet, but I might still do that. I'm at the Home Depot at least twice a week this time of year, so I can check it out any time.
Overall, I love the result. It was a super easy, super cheap project, too. Can't beat that!
P.S. - I know the yard is a mess. I'm getting to it. Also, the dead balloons on the front porch were from Tessa's Birthday party the night before. I took them in with me after I was finished taking pictures. I swear. However, the unplanted flowers on the front porch are still there, several days later.