Unfortunately, our weekend was far from relaxing. I don't handle stress very well, so when an unexpected issue came up on Saturday I quickly became overwhelmed. I've been open about my struggles with anxiety and Saturday was the first time in a long time that I actually felt sick from stress. It doesn't happen as often anymore, but when it hits it's miserable. I find that whenever I'm upset or stressed I tend cope by cleaning and organizing. This weekend, I took my stress out on the garage entrance.
I know, garages aren't the most glamorous spaces and neither is this makeover. It's just an ordinary garage entrance that got a little update with paint and stain. It's not dramatic or pin-worthy, but it has come a long way and I wanted to share how a little paint and effort can make a big impact.
Here's what our garage entrance (the door leads to our mudroom) looked liked before.
You like the molding? It was our neighbors old floor molding that we threw up on the door frame in order to pass our final inspection. We actually had different steps to pass our final inspection too. By code you are required to have a 3 foot landing BEFORE the first step down and a railing. We didn't like how far the steps stuck out into the garage, so we kept them to pass our final inspection then altered them in order to free up space.
I worked on the stairs first, applying 2 coats of Minwax Jacobean stain and a coat of water based poly.
I then painted the risers and sides of the stairs white. We ended up having to remove the stairs when we coated our garage floor (more on that another day), but once the floor was done we reinstalled the stairs, installed trim and painted the door Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore.
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