When I last posted about our back stairway we had just finished priming this hideous space which had been a cacophony of faux wood paneling and varying shades of yellow paint.
After priming everything with adhesive primer (thanks to a tip from Mary at lipglossandflats.blogspot.com) we were left with this snow-cave like stairway:
And now, after a lot of painting (seriously, it was a lot of time to hang out in a non-heated poorly lit hallway…), we now have greige walls, crisp white trim, and a gray back door:
I couldn’t be more excited about how this turned out! Although we’re not totally done with the space I feel like the transformation was really remarkable considering so far all we’ve done is paint! You can see the gray door that I’m totally in love with a bit better in this pic:
So what’s still on the list for this “room”? Well, as you can easily see from these photos the biggest thing is the flooring. In the mood board I put together for the space you can see that I intend to install some vinyl tile over the existing linoleum which is in really terrible shape:
However we’re having some issues removing the existing stair edging which I’m pretty sure we need to do before we can install the tiles. The screws used originally to install the edging are all either stripped or corroded so we’ve having a heck of a time removing them. (Any advice would be greatly appreciated!) So in the meantime I’m hoping to install some hooks behind the door and make a curtain (you can see both in the mood board) to help soften and finish the space. I also need to find a set of inexpensive cafe rods to actually hang the curtain, but no luck yet finding something within budget.
Pretty amazing though what some paint (okay, a whole lot of paint…) can do!