After writing my very grumpy post about our downtown house in spring, I felt galvanized to do something about it. First we dug up the back yard weeds, then reorganized the stone pathway on a 50 degree day, which was fortunate timing because it was hard work resetting the pathway. Next we planted grass seed; directions suggest 45-60 degree weather is best so I guess our timing is spot on.
Indoors, I began repainting the banisters and entry to front room. Our predecessors had left the house I would say 90% re-modeled but there are many small tasks that need done. The sell price was adjusted accordingly so it's fine. I just needed to get myself from winter hibernation to spring over-achiever mode.
I started by painting the banisters at the bottom of the stairs - one area that's hard to pick up from is another persons vision for the house. So we have conversations like - what do you think he had in mind for this area with a bunch of over spray on old wood? Our conclusion - he had planned to paint over everything. So I began the thriftiest way possible - using up paint left in the basement. First baseboards around the entrance, that was an easy choice. Next banisters in Cyberpunk to match other parts of the house. I like it, but the kids hate it. Who knew kids could be so opinionated.
I moved onto the wooden entrance to the front room that had a hurried white coat of paint applied. Husband suggested gray for the center and white on top and bottom. I'm still not sure I like the white on top but I'll leave it for a few weeks to see if it still bothers me later.
I forgot to take before photos so here's the after: