Fix Something Around My House: Staircase

Fix Something Around My House: Staircase

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Annie Werbler
Sep 22, 2009

Normally on Apartment Therapy, readers send in their questions in search of advice. You all are such a great resource that I just can't resist sharing my own dilemma - the entrance stairway into my apartment.

We rent the second floor of a charming old building with a private door to the street. Trouble is, as lovely as the rest of the apartment is, the first part you come across is hideous! The psychedelic linoleum treads are cracked and peeling off their uneven bases, and whomever painted the glossy poo-brown banister created perma-drips that trail down the white wall. I'll be here for a few years so it's worth the effort to fix this, but don't want to sink a ton of cash into the project since it's just a rental. So, dear readers, do you have any ideas about how to improve this space on the cheap?

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