We have many jobs that need doing around the house, but all of them cost too much for us to afford at the moment.
The easy fix is to do a job that is 5 years overdue, and that will only cost us a couple of rolls of wallpaper, as we already have undercoat and gloss. It is also a job that, once done, will make the largest impact on the downstairs.
Our hallway, stairs and landing.
Since moving in, nearly 5 years ago, we have not touched the hallway, and the gloss work, and plasterboard show it! It’s certainly not the most welcoming of entrances.
We chose a super fresco wallpaper, that is quite thick, so that it will cover some very bad plaster work and hide some areas that once held coat hooks. (We relocated them to the down stair loo!)
Last weekend we did all of the undercoating and glossing on the wood work, leading all up the stairs and across the landing and back down again. (The disadvantage of open plan hall and stairway is the fact you can’t just stop at the bottom of the stairs as the paintwork shows the colour difference !)
Some of the twists and turns were a challenge, but I think that it was worth it.
The alcove that once held a scruffy bookcase and the coats now holds a little occasional table and some lovely pictures.
Before is the above picture and below is the new improved version.
I’m really please with the warm cosy feel to it now. Well worth feeling knackered when we had to get up for work today!