Updating the entryway in your home
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Allow me to preface this hub by saying we got the house for a great price with the intention of doing a lot of cosmetic updates. The bones of the house are good so here's hoping that we do not uncover any major issues during our remodel. You will see in this photo that the yellow color choice along with the wood grain chair and stair railing and cheap grade laminate flooring were a drab recipe. So let's see what we can do cosmetically to brighten and upgrade this space, shall we?
Laminate flooring out and parquet wood flooring in
We were shocked to find real wood flooring underneath the laminate. It was not in the best shape but we returned the tile we had purchased to Lowes and rented a floor sander instead. This was our first floor refinishing project ever so forgive the imperfections. We removed the base board moldings and sanded most of it with the large sander and then the edge sanding required our SKIL belt sander. After sanding I applied a coat of Minwax stain and 2 coats of polyurethane.
Let there be paint
Once the stain and poly were dry (after a few days) we covered the floor with plastic and began painting the walls and trim. We used Valspar Signature Paint and Primer. Bright white is the color on the trim and Khaki is the color above the chair rail. Because we want to be able to resell the house soon I am sticking with a neutral color palette and will use furnishings and accents for color.
The Big Reveal
Thanks to all of you that checked out my first blog. I hope you have feedback for me that will allow me to improve future postings. I will gladly get item numbers to anyone interested in the products mentioned. I have not done well with tracking my expenses for each room because much of the paint and materials are for multiple spaces but I think I could easily say we completed this small project for under $150.00. That is including the equipment rental. We will be working on this house for months to come so please check back each week. Until then...let's all keep improving!
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