I was wiping down the door knobs and light switches around the house to help tackle germs during this flu season. When I got to the garage door I noticed how dirty and scuffed it was so decided to wipe it down...to no avail, it was just too dirty.
I decided to give our back door - the one that comes from the garage - a little freshening up. The perfect subject for a Quick and Cheap makeover.
To start this makeover I headed to my paint stash. I found a great little sample jar of green paint from Lowes. It was a little duller than I wanted so I stirred in some blue paint I had on hand which gave me the color I was looking for.
Within a few minutes, I had a coat of paint on the door. A little later, I brushed on a second coat. Perfect.
While the paint was drying, I pulled out the Silhouette Machine (my Christmas present from the hubby - LOVE HIM!). I did a little search of Pinterest for ideas but didn't like what I was finding. Welcome home seemed to boring. Instructions to remove shoes and hang up coats seemed to nagging.
A quick web search and I happened upon some quotes from Dr. Seuss. Fun. Simple. And brings a smile to your face. A quick download of the "Grinched" font and I was in business.
Now, isn't that an awesome saying to greet us when we come home from a long day away!
Here is the before and after...
By definition, Quick and Cheep makeovers are just that - quick and cheap! So here is the breakdown...
- $3 Paint Sample (1/2 left)
- $1 Vinyl (if even)
- 45 Minutes (not counting paint drying time)
I kind of look forward to leaving the house, just so I can come home and see this greeting me!