Alright folks. I’m going to show you a never-before-seen spot in our house. Why have I not included this nook in the “our digs” tour of our pad? Well, because it’s pretty bad. It’s white, kinda dirty, and just booooring.
So, where am I referring to? It’s the side-entrance of our place, which is the main entry for our tenant. You walk in and can either come into our main floor or down the steps into the shared laundry, and then into the tenant’s basement apartment. Here’s what I’m talking about…
When we finished our major basement renovation in 2010, we ran out of time, steam, and money to do anything with this area. We slapped on some white paint, grey floor paint on the steps, and called it a day. Then this past winter we threw on some basic blue carpet for snowy boots.
Oh and the light fixture? Yeah, it’s a retro special. And not retro in the trendy and cool variety.
So, we’ve got big plans to spruce up this area. I’m totally digging the fun and bright colours in Para Paint’s “Make a Statement” palette. Check it out:
First up, I want to paint the steps a really fun blue-turquoise (like Para Paint‘s Water Oasis). And then add something fun, like numbers along all the risers, kinda like how Kirsten did here in her house crashing tour on Young House Love:
Isn’t that cute?
I’m thinking I’ll keep the walls white and paint the ceiling. I’ve loved our chevron ceiling and painted bathroom ceiling, so I’m going to continue the trend here. Probably a similar shade to the steps – maybe just a little lighter (like Para Paint‘s Tropical Lagoon). I love the shade that Yuko Uremara used in her office here (spotted on Apartment Therapy).
Last up are the doors. I’ve always wanted to paint one of our doors a bright colour, so how about a sunny yellow (like Beach Tote by Para Paints)? There’s nothing happier to come home to, right? Kinda like this guy I spotted on Hus & Hem.
Wouldn’t these bright colours just totally jazz up the space? It’s a perfect spot to get a bit creative and outside of the comfort zone, since it doesn’t open onto any other rooms. It can be like a little jewel box of it’s own. Once painted, I’m also hoping to add in some DIY specials – like artwork and a light fixture. Stay tuned!
***Para Paints is hosting a contest for everyone attending BlogPodium. Five bloggers will be chosen to to be a part of the Para Paint Blog Crew and will be hooked up with a year’s supply of paint (up to 15 gallons). Pretty sweet!
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