June 22nd, 2016

Garage Makeover: Adding Elegant Curb Appeal


This has been a project in the making for the longest time. This lackluster detached garage has been in desperate need of a makeover ever since we bought our country home. The hunter green wood siding really didn’t match the modern feel of the rest of the house. But with a bit of paint—and a couple of accessories—this ugly duckling went from drab to fab in no time!


A lackluster garage in need of a makeover


Although the garage is not next to the main house, we still wanted to give it a similar look and feel. The siding of the house is a dark grey (Elegant Charcoal) but we wanted to paint the garage a darker tone like Deep Onyx. The whole idea of the makeover, besides getting rid of that ugly green, was to make it look more slick and modern.


Black paint gave the garage a whole new life


As if painting the green siding black wasn’t enough, we also decided to paint the garage door and the window trims the same color—creating a monochromatic structure in the middle of the woods. The results: exactly what we were dreaming of.


Painting the trim of the windows the same color makes the look complete


Now came the fun part. For me no makeover is complete without the accessories. In keeping with the dark theme, and to add some texture, we purchased a set of over sized twin planters for either side of the garage door to house a couple of topiary trees. But the pièce de résistance of the makeover was the moose head under the barn light, which of course I had to paint black as


The devil is in the details


What a relief to not have to see that green anymore. The project was a complete success and we couldn’t be any happier with the results. This simple makeover gave our garage lots of curb appeal. Now, the inside of the garage is complete different story—that’s another makeover waiting to happen. Happy painting!


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.