The entry to your home, is the first glance of the interior visitors get when they cross your doorstep. In my case, they would have a view of the staircase as well, so we needed to rethink the carpeted steps and consider a new coat of paint for the stair rail.
In my previous blog, Lyndie’s Home Renovation, First Phase, I give you a bit of background about the area we live in, as well as the state of our house before we began our update. For the next few weeks, I’ll show you the process of our renovation and how we modernised our home, room by room.
Our stairs were carpeted and, although soft underfoot, I wanted to create more impact as you enter the house.
Mayne Rugs and Flooring in Castle Hill, did an excellent job with the stairs. I was very lucky to have a few offcuts of the solid timber risers left over after they had finished the installation. Can’t waste solid timber, so I’ll show you what I did with them in my next blog.
The white timber desk is a piece I bought on Ebay a few years ago. I painted it white to suit the Modern Country theme of my home at the time. I decided to give it a lick of paint and change the accessories. This way, it would suit the new updated entry to the house.
That looks better! I found the Singer sewing machine base on Gumtree a few years back. It was pretty rusted and dusty, but a good scrub with a rust remover and some oil brought it back to life once again. We found the top at a timber yard just outside of Mollymook, 3 hours south of Sydney, when we went on holiday in April. The lamp was another Ebay purchase. I spray painted the base silver and replaced the existing shade with a white linen shade to suit the new style.
We’re very happy with the end result. Have a look at the links below to see what we did with the upstairs part of our house.
If your home is needing a make over, you know where to find us!
Cheerio ’til next time!