side entrance mini-makeover: the before


There is a rarely seen little area in our home that has been in dire need of some attention ever since we moved in. You know how we converted our basement to a 1-bedroom apartment (see all of that here) - well, this is the side entrance that our tenant uses to get to her pad. And it ain't pretty. Here is what we are working with. The light fixture is sorely dated, there is way too much white (it feels cold), the stairs are a not-so-pretty gray, the artwork is lacking, and it just generally looks neglected. Oh, and check out that light switch. We did a bit of electrical work and never patched it back up again (so bad!!!). Eeeks! Oh and another relic from past ... CONTINUE READING