Thursday, January 07, 2010

Of Painting Stairs

Okay. So remember our dreadfully-ugly-grey stairs? Well, they've become the perfect winter project. I'm only in the middle of this project, but I just couldn't wait to share them with you:



Don't you just adore the miracle that is paint?

So back I go to this large-ish project of mine, Day Four or Five, I forget. It's a messy, time-consuming job, but it's worth it. Oh, and I'm considering painting the walls a light-to-medium green. In fact, I also want to paint our large middle upstairs room green, too, and the floors, white, exactly like this.

I love it when I finally make up my mind.




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"A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." ... James 1:8

16 comments:

Jordana said...

That looks beautiful. What a transformation.

Myrna said...

Wow Debra!! Those stairs are beautiful! Looks like a professional job! I've stenciled before...that's alotta work! Do you have a crick in your neck? ;-)

I'm here..fogged in. I'm pretending to be snowed in.. ;-)
I'm redecorating..big job after Christmas, especially when I can't find the stuff I stashed to make way for Christmas decor. :-/

Keep up the good work! I love seeing pics of your home!!
Hugs,
Myrn

emma said...

i also have a bunch of projects for the new year and CANNOT wait until i get to do them! How exciting to reform the old to the new.

By the way the stairs are quite lovely. Well done!!!

Sara said...

how beautiful! wow, i am so impressed! and the green and white room is loverly! and yes, paint is a glorious miracle!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely!!!

Elizabeth said...

I Love, Love, Love it !

Anonymous said...

LOVE!!

Judy said...

Wow. If that doesn't put spring into your step, nothing will!

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic. I was going to do that years ago, but never tackled the project. You have done a fantastic job! What an amazing difference.
nancyr

Pearl said...

Nice job Debra! Yeah it's amazing what paint can do, you've heard the exspression "paint can hide a multitude of sins"? Funny and true, I love the yellow and with the flowers how cheery. And yes that picture of the green and white bedroom is adorable. Everytime I come over to see you have made everything come alive with decorating and paint. It's so worth it! Easy for my eye to say huh? LOL

Yellowhouse Grandma said...

lovely! it inspires me. . I have not done our basement steps here and really, really want to. but I'm going to wait until spring, so I can have the doors open and so we can use the other doors in and out of the basement. Too much snow for that right now! But I love your stairs and will think of them as I plan mine! thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

wonderful! i feel inspired to try something like that on my ugly stairs! i never thought of a stencil! (i am exclamation point happy!)

have a wonderful day,
kimberly

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra, the stairs are beautiful. Joyce

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What charm those stairs have now! Don't you feel wonderful when you're being creative and see the results!

Pat said...

That's amazing! I love it!! It is worth every minute of your labor for me to see such wonderful results! LOL!
Now I'm thinking of doing something similar on my basement stairs...Lord knows they could use some cheer!
You're an inspiration, and I love the verse you ended with!!!

~Karen said...

Very Beautiful!
I've seen someone elses stairs similar to that on another blog. Something I want to try on mine too.
I also want to paint my entry room a granny smith color...but do not know what colors would go with such a bright color for the other rooms, which I want more of a tone-down for the others...I don't know.
Glad you share your decor w/us!!!!
Love it!