Friday, July 10, 2015

Carriage Style Doors

I have not been updating about our garage rec room conversion,
but we are making progress.
Electrical has been taking care of, the walls are getting the waterproof treatment, and the carriage style doors have been installed.

Originally I wanted to build the doors myself,
I had my plans done.
But life with little children (and life in general),
can get very busy.

So my husband and I decide to have our friend John building the doors for us.
He can build anything.
I told him what I wanted, the material to use 
(remember, I had my plans done with materials cost and everything),
and he made these

awesome doors for us.

I couldn't be happier.

As far as cost, 
it actually was very reasonable,
and cheaper than buying new (cheap) garage doors.

These are customized to what we wanted,
and yes, I wanted true carriage doors that swing out.

I will be painting/staining the doors soon.

I am leaning toward a two tones, brown and white for the trim.

Any suggestions?

Stay Frugal,

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Your friend John is an excellent handy man too and those carriage-style doors turned out excellent!
Painting them with white trim for contrast will make them look really nice. Congrats on having this completed!

Cristina Garay said...

I love the design, Daniella! He did an awesome job bring it to reality. The contrasting color you have in mind would make them pop. Enjoy them!

Mindi Carwin said...

These are so beautiful! I know what you mean about having time...glad your friend could do them for you! I like what you suggested, they are going to look amazing!

Linda said...

Anyone can have regular garage doors and YOU are NOT just ANYONE!!!!
I absolutely LOVE your creativity and charm! Good for YOU to hold out for the unique! I think the brown and white would look GREAT!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Dani the doors are fabulous. I know what ever you stain or paint them they are going to look awesome.
Just beautiful.

Carol said...

Those doors are just gorgeous! I like your idea of the 2-tone, but they would be pretty whatever you do.

Kelly said...

I love your new doors! They look so old fashioned (which i love). Your friend did a great job making those. Looks like things are coming together quickly for you.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, he did a great job on those doors!

Maria Elena said...

Love the new doors. Gorgeous!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Those are awesome looking doors! The brown and white combo sounds just right!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They look awesome, like true old doors!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

That is curb appeal! Beautiful!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

These are just gorgeous, Daniela! You created a great design, and I'm sure they will be spectacular when you're finished painting/ staining.

must love junk said...

Wow! These look amazing-so much character!!

Katie Mansfield said...

Oh my, Those are amazing. I'd love to have them for a garage.