Having had lived in two brand new homes before moving in to this 1970′s rambler has been quite an adjustment. When you live in a brand new home any changes you make are usually cosmetic decorating only. When you move in to an older home, everything needs replacing and updating.
2 years ago this houses garage door looked like this.
As much as I would love to replace it there are other things like piano lessons, school lunch, baseball cleats, etc. that are taking precedence at the moment.
It works just fine…just not very pretty to look at.
Over the past two years we’ve been making small changes to improve the look of the exterior.
We added new trim and shingles…
Then added a coat of primer and paint but still something was missing.
So I set out to add some trim to the existing windows. For under $20.00 I was able to purchase some wood trim (3/4 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep) from Home Depot.
Using my miter saw I measured and cut each piece for each window.
Then used some Exterior Liquid nails and glued the trim right on to the windows.
Using just enough glue was quite a science. Wiping down the smudges proved even more tricky. After it dried I used a razor blade to scrape off any excess glue.
This little level has been one of my most valued tools in my tool box. I made sure everything was even and level.
Voila. $20.00 and 3 hours later I added trim to our 30+ year old garage door.
Eventually this very old door may go in to retirement but until then…the trim prosthetic will have to suffice.
Next up, to address the stain on the shingles that didn’t seem to take very well. I have a bone to pick…