Though this staircase to the basement got daily use, it wasn't until the basement turned into a workout room that the stairs got a freshening up. See what just a little bit of paint did for Jae's steps:
Even though I used the stairwell from the main living space to the basement and garage every day to get to my car, it was more utilitarian than decorative for the entire time we've lived here (8 years!).
Last year, we turned the basement from storage into useful space (a workout room) and now use this hallway even more. This year I finally decided to do something about it. While these two pictures are just of the stairs, I changed the entire space from dingy to presentable with a few coats of paint. Paint is all it took! Should've done it years ago!
For more photos and details, check out Jae's blog, Design OCD.
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(Images: Design OCD)