We are almost done, we have made it to week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge: Staircase Landing wood floor installation. If you want to know more about the $100 Room Challenge, check out Erin’s post to see how the concept was inspired, and it’s colossal growth since she decided to start it!
This week we added about a half box of hardwood flooring that was left in our attic by our builder as extra replacement pieces. Since we have 3 boxes total we figured using the small amount to do the landing for this staircase would be okay and we would still have plenty incase we need to do any repairs, plus it is free wood floor.
I knew the color would not be an exact match to the pine wood steps which did take the stain a bit darker than the oak steps upstairs, even though I did use the exact same colors that are in the rest of of my home, to continue the continuity of the home and the existing finishes. This was easily done by cutting one single plank where we needed the pattern of the seam to occur and reversing the ends.
We realized that the landing did need a small amount of quarter round to complete the edging of the the floor as well. I can not wait until the reveal, I have a few little staging things I have shopped from my home that I need to add in, and of course the final cleaning of the steps. Week 3: Wainscot Chair Rail & Re Paint/ Touch up Walls, Add New Light (fixtures we already own, gathering dust for 3 years for another project) Week 4: Install matching Hardwood on Landing (Leftover boxes found in attic from Building) Maybe Add Artwork?