For the past few years I’ve wanted to add something a little “special” to our garage doors. They just seemed so boring. A couple weeks ago I finally spent some time putting my plan into action and created some faux windows to our garage door. Here is the “before” photo, our boring garage door has been this way since we moved in 8 years ago.
A year or so ago, I read a post from Melissa at Silhouette School how she used vinyl to update her garage doors. When I saw her at a conference a couple months ago, I asked on their status and she said that the vinyl was holding up well and that she still loved how they turned out. I knew that I needed to get my butt in gear and finally cut some vinyl for my garage door.
Faux Garage Door Windows
Really, this project is super easy. I measured the panels on my garage door, then accounted for a 1″ border to create the 4 “panels” on my windows. I cut out each of these rectangles on my Silhouette Cameo. I have to say that the roll feeder is a lifesaver when it comes to cutting large projects like this. My final project was over 6′ long!
In order to apply it centered and straight, I put a strip of 1″ blue tape along the outside of the raised panel and then put a vinyl window panel in each of the corners. I forgot to take a photo of this step because I was in a rhythm of putting up all my panels.
This project was so easy to complete. The only materials were some Orcal 651 vinyl and blue painters tape. The panels took approximately 10 minutes to cut and about 30 minutest to apply onto the garage door.
Brad said that seeing the texture up close was a little weird on the windows; but agreed that really the illusion is for the people who are seeing our house from a distance. What do you think? Are you ready to add some faux windows to your garage door?