We're at the point in the renovation process where I'm certain we'll never complete it.
It feels a little like we're going to live in squalor for the rest of our lives.
|Drywall was installed in the kitchen. Cabinets and doors should be in this coming week.|
|First coat done on the stairs.|
From this angle, it looks pretty good.
|This angle is a whole other story.|
The risers on the stairs are in really bad shape. Our plan was for Jay to install a new board and trim piece onto the riser of each stair. I would then paint this part white.
But here's the problem with that.
When you look down on the stairs, from the upstairs hallway, they look waaaay too dark. The hardwood in this house is a very light colour, really just a clear coat on the oak. So the dark grey stairs look really out of place.
|See? This just looks silly!|
Here's what we've decided to do to correct this problem. We will still be painting the stair risers, spindles and trim in BM's White Dove. But we will be adding this:
|A Sisal Runner! (via)|
Doesn't it look pretty with the grey treads? I think the warm colour of the sisal will really pull the hardwood and grey together. And it will make the overall look less dark.
What do you think?