Thursday, February 21, 2013

TROMPE L'OEIL GARAGE DOORS TO LOOK LIKE OLD BARN DOORS


The neighborhood where I'm working has lots of wooden garage doors that look like old barn doors.  They look really nice and remind me of a few years back when a client wanted me to paint her garage doors to look like old barn doors.

These garage doors are segmented and they go up as they open.  If you look closely, you can see the seams.  Also, they were white and new when I first started painting them. 
The client wanted them to look like old barn doors that open in the middle.  
While I was painting them, another contractor/builder was there and I asked him how all of the boards on a real door would be placed.  I wanted them to look authentic.


The hinges and handles are also painted on the doors.  My client showed me a photo of the way she wanted the handles and hinges to look.  It always helps if I know exactly what the client is wanting me to do.



Here is a side view so you can see that the painted handles are flat.  If they were real, the doors couldn't go up as they open.  And, you can see a little bit of white around the doors.  They still needed to attach the trim around the doors.
When I was finished painting my client was sooo happy that instead of calling them old barn doors, she upgraded them to "carriage house" doors.
This was a few years back and every time I'm in that neighborhood I drive by to check on them and they still look pretty good from the street.  Last week when I drove by the house was for sale.  I'm thinking about contacting the real estate people to see if the doors need to be touched up.  They do get some sun and I was concerned that they would fade, but I used exterior paint and they really do still look nice.
It was a fun project and I'm proud of these photos!
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61 comments:

  1. OMG - this is absolutely AMAZING!!!
    There is no way you'd be showing us barn doors and pretending they're segmented doors, right? LMHO
    I'm stunned really - incredible job!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Lynda Bergman has natural talent. She is very creative and extra ordinary Decorative Artist that can turn simple Garage doors into beautiful Barn Doors. It looks like real because it was very detailed. And because of this sample work, I’m sure many out there also want her to be their garage door’s artist.

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  2. Woow these are fabulous I love them,the doors are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing them..

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  3. Wow, Lynda, that is amazing. They look so real it's hard to believe that they are not real barn doors. You are awsomely talented.

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  4. Your work is unbelievable!! I'd love to feature this project on my blog....let me know if you would like that :-)

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  5. Thank you so much!! and, I would love to be featured on your blog!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness...these are so awesome!!! They look so real and i am sure that they will help sell the house.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Get to my house right now!!!
    Fabulous job!
    New follower, too. :)

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  8. Your doors are absolutely wonderful. I love the look, how fun and so impressive. Fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Amazing job of making the ordinary extraordinary! You have such a talent! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  10. Thank you! I did visit and I'm a new follower. Love your blog!!

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  11. Oh those are wonderful! Wish you could do mine.....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. Lynda, What an amazing transformation from plain white doors. I love how these turned out. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  13. I can't believe you painted those!!! how long did it take you?

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  14. It was a few years ago and I think it took me two or three days for each door. The hardest part, for me, was painting the handles and hinges.

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  15. Oh my goodness, you absolutely pulled this one off beautifully! The doors look amazing!

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  16. Very time consuming but so worth it!

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  17. You are incredibly talented. I seriously thought you were showing an example of a real wood barn door. Amazing! Thank you for sharing at "What We Accomplished Wednesdays." Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Deborah

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  18. WOW, this is just amazing. they look like the real thing!!

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  19. These look unbelievably great! I'm thinking I should do this to my old garage doors. I'd love carriage doors but who knows when and if I'd be able to afford them. I can't imagine painting three sets of these. I think I can manage one though. Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you and good luck with your project. I'd love to see a photo when you're finished.

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  20. amazing! where are you located at? Laura@Top This Top That

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  21. Now that is clever - thanks for sharing this with "Open House".

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  22. Yes, very clever!! The client had the idea and asked me to do the work.

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  23. WOW OH WOW!! Amazing! Great talent you possess I am envious~ I am your newest follower & I SO look forward to browsing your work! I hope you will follow me back~
    Blessings+

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  24. Wow Lynda, these really look amazing! The handles look so real. I'm sure that they have fooled more than a few. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you@ From the street, they do look like they could be real.

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  25. These look wonderful! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  26. Wow, Lynda! From the photos they look like real carriage house doors. Such a beautiful job!

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  27. Thanks for linking in to Design Decor Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you post next week!

    Jennifer
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  28. Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  29. Lynda, Congrats! Just wanted you to know you've been featured for this inspiring project at Simple & Sweet Fridays.Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jody

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  30. So smart! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  31. Oh FABULOUS job! They turned out gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this post with us at TTF.

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  32. It would look so nice on a cottage. If you're a painter, just paint it on. If you do, please let me see what you did!

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  33. The finish is amazing... cannot tell they are not real wood. Well done!

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  34. Oh my! They look like real barn doors! Wow, I am following you now. I love your blog and your amazing talent!

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  35. Wow, Lynda! I am so impressed I'm speechless. These are simply gorgeous! I'm your newest follower. I just hope I don't embarrass myself by drooling on your fabulous work!

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  36. ha! that's so nice and thank you so much!! I'm following, too. Your blog is so beautiful!! If that's a photo of French Hollow Farm, I want to live there, too.

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