If you remember when we got the new furniture, I did mention that we wanted to redo the staircase. Redo meaning to remove the carpet from the stairs and replace it with hardwood and paint the risers red and also take down the wallpaper in the foyer and staircase area and paint it. ( I can't believe I ever really liked that wallpaper). Well while we were gone last week, we discussed coming home and getting started on it. And started we did, only the project keeps growing. Actually, I don't know why I'm so surprised at that, because that's kind of the way it goes when we dive into a project.
|Take a good look at the staircase|
So on Saturday, we pulled the carpet off the stairs. Then we got to looking at the railing and posts and decided they just weren’t rustic enough to go with the log siding. I’ve always wanted more straight lines in the staircase anyway and not the spindly posts. And the woods just wouldn't match well together. So before the day was done, we had torn down the entire staircase. And we’re left with this!
|My poor staircase now. And notice that wallpaper at the top missing.....a certain 4 year old had a hand in that. I never showed you THAT before, did I? :)|
And I can’t believe it....... We’re getting ready to start back to school soon.......... I start back teaching piano lessons......... and my entry way looks like this! Plus I have a very active 4 year old that I'm having to keep off those stairs because there are no railings. (He's being very good). :)
Guess since I didn’t get the logs on the outside (we considered it when we built this one and decided on the cedar because of the expense), I’m going to have a logs inside......or at least some! I’m kind of excited! :)
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