As promised, today I've got some makeovers to show off. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but here's what I have.
Wire basket thingy after. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe some sort of fall arrangement for the front door or something. Regardless, I think it's already an improvement, don't you? Next:
It was pretty tricky to hang the top one because I'm short, so I ended up placing a small step-stool on the top step of a bigger folding step-stool. It was a little scary, because did I also mention that I don't have the greatest balance? This blog has inspired me to quit procrastinating on some things and just go ahead and get them done; formerly, I would've just waited for Handsome to get home and let him do it. Instead I risked plummeting off a double-decker step-stool down the stairs, but all's well that ends well. And the end result was worth it!
Here's a wider shot to better show the feeling of it hanging in the stairwell.