And these are the way-after shots:
Don't look too closely, I still need to do touch up and Jordan has to put the shoe down.
Jordan also put in a doorway to connect our laundry room to the front entry and now our basement stairs (which are in the laundry room) feel more included with the layout of our house. (I keep dreaming of a new house someday that isn't from the 50s and so rectangular!) Our house has this 'radient heating' system and that's that box you see on the wall. It's another kind of annoying feature of our 1956 home. I tried to think creatively about how to camouflauge it but painting was the most clever thing I could come up with! Should I keep the boat in there with the vintage pictures of boats behind?
And these are the "we'll just paint it all for now and make it all over later" in-between pictures from the years we've put off this project!
The ugly crown molding, above, and the wall full of pictures, below.
So what d'ya think of the finished product?