Guest House Door Makeover

This actually is not a new makeover, but I realized I hadn’t shown it to my blog readers yet.  If you remember, we turned our little garage behind our house into a small little guest house for the in-laws and any friends that show up:)  And now looking at the pics I realized I changed a few things inside as well…I’ll have to update that too:)

But when we started the garage had an itty bitty door to enter…

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with the cute classic shutters.  Well, in order to enter into the garage you had to duck your head everytime.  That gets old.  So, we decide to add a cute little dormer over the door and put in a standard height 9 panel door.

 

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and the door stayed this color a long time….until I finally got around to figuring out what color I wanted it.  If you remember correctly I wanted a cheerful yellow door like this…

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but the hubby vetoed that decision.  So instead I decided to go with a  classic black door, and stick with our color scheme…

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Before..

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after..

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it looks a little better with all of the construction stuff out of the way as well:)

I like the dark pop though…makes it stand out a bit.  I also cut a stencil with our address on it to dress it up.  I just used cardstock, figuring I probably won’t use that stencil again, grabbed a stencil brush and stenciled it on.  A free trick that takes an ordinary door and makes it just a bit more original.

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I added some new landscaping as well.  I”m excited for the boxwoods to get big enough to hedge together…

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and I planted hydrangeas in front of the fence.  They should get huge and have beautiful balls of white that I can cut for free fresh flowers!

and…if you’ve been reading with me since the beginning you might remember the dwarf korean lilac tree I was so in love with.  The one Ry ruined, but came back to life…and then we moved.

Well…I finally got a new one, thanks so some very sweet people that gave us money for a nursery to get a plant/shrub in honor of Jules.

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I love it, and Jules’ rock:)

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it’s cute and little and unique just like Ju Ju was:)

Although I love this tree, we are still going to plant a bigger tree  on the other side of the house where will be Jules’ spot.  Then it can grow big and everyone can see it when they drive in.

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5 thoughts on “Guest House Door Makeover”

  1. Jules’ rock is just precious. We also had a sweet girl with T18, Grace, who died during delivery on December 30th. We planted a small flower garden with pink hydrangeas and rose bush. I have been looking for a garden stake but still haven’t found one. A similar rock would be perfect. Did u stencil it yourself? Your home is so beautiful. i love diy and enjoy all your posts (:
    Lisa
    Woodstock, GA

    1. Thanks so much lisa! My family actually bought it for us and they had it engraved. They found the rock and knew a guy who does it, similiar to what they do on headstones I’m sure. You could stencil it on though with outdoor paint. It would be quite a bit cheaper that way?:)

  2. I love what you’ve done to make it such a cute guest house. In fact I love just about everything you do, you have so much talent and creativity, and it’s wonderful to see you praising God and giving him glory along the way. I have one question about this post, the stencil you did on the door. So I’ve made a couple of my own stencils and they work fine but I can’t get the paint to not bleed underneath. I even used an adhesive on the back to stick them down while painting but still, no perfect lines so I have to distress everything but I want some just nice looking ones too. What’s your advice for getting it right? Maybe I’m using the wrong brushes, I just had foam brushes cause I was told they should work just as good as a stencil brush. Please any help would be appreciated. THank you!

  3. Natalie Mauszycki

    Oh I love all of your stuff! Just want to thank you again for the wooden British flag hanging that I won.
    It’s in my 3 yr old sons room and it’s just adorable! When is your next sale?
    Thanks again! I am still excited that I won!:)

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