Start Updating basement

Updating basement

We really haven’t done anything in there since we moved in 6 years ago. He also paints art on canvas, pottery, fabric and – you name it!

You can see the difference a little paint and stair runner can make! The project cost less than $300 to do, which is less than we paid for those 4 stairs in our sunroom. We started by removing the old, dingy carpet and the ridiculous amount of staples that accumulated through the years.

We want the basement to be a comfortable place where the girls and their friends can play and create without fear and burn off some energy on rainy days, so I was excited to fall in love with this stair runner from Wayfair that is so much more durable than carpeting because it’s a soft, indoor/outdoor rug! I centered the runner to gage just how much area needed to have nails filled, caulked and painted. If you want to DIY this project, Rhoda of Southern Hospitality has a great tutorial.

This is an online design event where bloggers around the globe design and complete one room within the six week time allotment.

This way, the wood will feel special when used, as proven by this One Room Challenge participant's makeover.

A: Jump into a renovation project without first setting a budget and you may spend loads of cash on all sorts of lovely options—from a marble island-top for your kitchen to a two-person hot tub for your new patio—that you won’t get paid back for if you sell your house in a few years.

While that may not be a concern if you’re staying put for the long haul, if you’re likely to move in 10 years or less, it pays to limit your spending to what you might reasonably hope to get back at resale.

We will be painting that orange oak dresser and the bath vanity to bring it all together.