Hey friends! Remember when I shared the 3 hour, $100 makeover on my friend Bek’s house? Well you’re in for a treat because today I’m sharing how we updated her garage in 2 hours for under $40 by creating DIY Faux Garage Door Windows!
Seriously, from the street I bet you can’t even tell these are faux, am I right???!! So here’s the “before” photo on this ranch. They’re not bad but they really don’t have any charm or character either.
If you’re curious about the shutters, front door, or window boxes, head to this post. Now let’s get into the details on those gorgeous DIY Faux Garage door windows!
How to Paint Fake Windows on a Garage:
The very first step was putting our math skills to work by measuring and taping off four “windows”. Then we used some exterior black paint to brush on black paint. One thick coat was enough and the faux windows already looked pretty good! All this work was done on the same day that we did our “3 hour makeover” within the same three hours!
We could have stopped here, but we wanted to really sell the faux windows, so we decided to add trim pieces around each “window”. I purchased this PVC trim from Menards, and used my miter saw at home to cut them with a 45 degree angle. To ensure everything matched up with taped them to the windows using Painters tape.
Once they were all level and matched up, we used my trim nailer to attach them to the garage. We had to be fairly precise because the pieces were beveled and skinny.
Next we used flat PVC trim to create a grid inside each window. This we cut using a handsaw since we were doing straight cuts, and that way we could measure for each window and make precise cuts.
My friend was empowered learning how to use the trim nailer. I love when I can encourage friends to learn how to use tools! Here’s the supplies we used for this project:
Then we used white caulk to caulk all the joints and edges. Doesn’t it look convincingly real?! I joked that robbers are going to come and peek in her “windows” to see in her garage! They’d be in for a surprise!
The “After”- A Garage with Fake Windows
This entire project only took us about two hours and makes her garage look so much nicer! It also balances out the rest of the house. If you’re considering how you can add curb appeal to your house this is a great option! The trim pieces cost us under $40 and we used leftover paint. If you’re not comfortable with using a miter saw, you could use flat trim vs. the beveled trim and do the entire project using a simple hand saw.
Thank you so much for following along with this project and reading! I hope that I inspired you to tackle a curb appeal project!
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