DIY: Garage Door Makeover With Gel Stain - this is a quick and inexpensive way to add curb appeal to your home. I could practice with my garage door MR ran into with dirtbike. Use ebony or dark gray stain.
Paint center of cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use as message center, quote of the week, grocery list, family goals etc. Have a "frame" painted on my laundry room door for this same purpose. Like the kitchen cabinet idea too.