foyer with maple floors, stairs with painted blue ombre stair baulsters
Photo: Angie Campbell
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The Project Tally

• Freshened the walls by installing new drywall and painting it $380
• Ripped out the old shag carpet, then painted the wood treads brown before attaching white MDF beadboard to the risers $80
• Bought preprimed wood balusters at cost and painted them with eight sample pots of blue paint before installing $104
• Sanded, stained, and sealed the existing wood floor $60
• Refinished the newel post and handrail with a coat of leftover polyurethane $0

Total $624
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