I fell in love with this black painted garage door at Thrifty Decor Chick
and knew I wanted to do this to our boring garage door. My problem was our garage door is not a paneled door like hers.
So I decided to paint the door to look like it. First, I painted the door with Behr paint in bitter chocolate, eggshell finish. Next, marked and taped off the panels. Then I accentuated the light areas and shadows with acrylic craft paint that I custom blended with light gray, brown, and black. I stenciled the "welcome" in the center of the door and used a stamp for the fleur de lis in copper craft paint as well. I finished the entire door with Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Asphaltium, wiping it on and off to give just a hint of a darker color which added depth and took the brassiness off the copper paint making the whole door appear more realistic look.
I think it worked and I'm happy with my "faux" paneled door.