Quick & Sophisticated Outdoor Home Update - Decorative Garage Door Panels!

After Installation of Garage Door Panels
All I can say is WOW!...what an easy and affordable way to update the look of your home's exterior! My darling husband installed these Decorative Garage Door Panels after he received a quote on how expensive it would be to replace the garage door with something more decorative.  

Below is our house before he installed the panels. The change was immediate!  I could not believe what a difference it made.  (see Before image below)
Before installation of garage door panels

We purchased these panels from Home Depot, we bought 2 boxes (2 panels per box) for $99 each.  Not a bad price at all!  It honestly took my husband less than 2 hours to measure, drill, and install. 

Go Honey!  I couldn't be more pleased.  By the way...those decorative handles (see below) were also a quick update that my husband did 2 years ago.  They were a decorative black garage hardware kit from Home Depot for about $20.

Doesn't it appear that this garage door came this way....especially if I didn't tell you?

There really is nothing like a trendy and sophisticated update for your home, that is also budget friendly. 

This was such a great investment and I love the end result.  I hope this project inspires you...Thanks for visiting A Pretty House Rocks!  

Want to Update Your Deck for the Summer?...Try a New Deck Stain!

Because of the wear and tear of a wood deck it is a great idea to re-stain every few years to keep it looking new.  Our deck was in definite need of a make-over. We were tired of this almost orange stain we used a few years back.  In our opinion it got uglier as each year passed.  So we decided to begin our makeover by staining our deck.

After some research we finally chose Cordovan Brown Deck Stain from Home Depot....we absolutely love the end result. (See below) Adding and updating the decor is the next project. 

The previous color was okay...it actually doesn't look bad in this image. (See Below) But up close, it honestly looks like puke!

Again, we chose the Cordovan Brown by Behr. 

Below you can really see the contrast between the two very different stains. Please Note: We did not strip the deck prior to painting. We realize this this is an important step, especially if you would like the wood grain to be more visible.  Maybe next time. 

Before new deck stain (See below) 

After Deck Stain (See below) 

The next stage in our Deck update and makeover is to accessorize.   I will keep you all posted!  Thanks for visiting!