We have a side driveway and a side door that leads up into the dining room or down to the unfinished basement.
This is the way we come and go everyday so it gets a lot of abuse, especially since most people are holding on to the wall while they get their shoes on and off while trying not to fall down the basement stairs. Not very functional or pretty, but it's what we have to work with.
We are tying to come up with a solution to keep the shoes off the stairs. This drawer is pretty clever.
Photo by Janis Nicolay
The before pictures are too embarrassing to show you just yet...but I will share some soon. Everyone who has been here for a visit knows just what I'm talking about, it's really ugly.
Photo by Michael Partenio
For example, when we installed a new exterior door over a year ago, we removed the molding around the door and never put it back up. I didn't think it would take us so long to start working on this space.
Today I will be doing some painting for the stair sprucing project. I promise to share some progress pictures with you soon. Have a great day today!