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Saturday, December 1, 2012


an unwelcome welcome

This area was one of the worst in the house! Mismatching wood, crap-tastic flooring, GOLD stair nosing, rotting wood...   It was GROSS!! 
This is the nosing....
To go about updating this in the cheapest way possible we decided to keep the door (That will be a project to come) and side window.  The flooring had to go!  We ripped that out and replaced the landing with tile.  This was very inexpensive because it is so small (the perks of having a tiny abode) and because my handy-dandy husband was able to install it (love him). :) 
One of the cheapest and fastest way to do stairs is to throw carpet over them.  Dan also was able to help me do this.  We bought a carpet remnant for less that 75 dollars and stapled it down over the stairs.
We repainted the door and the side window, painted the walls and railing, and added new base baseboard.
Overall the entire area cost us less that 250 dollars.