A stripped down staircase with no railings has become everyday scenery around here. There once was a time that would have really bothered me. I’m not sure it’s a good thing that it doesn’t bother me that much anymore though. Does that mean I’ve lowered my standards? Ha ha! Really, I’ve just learned that these things take time, and yes, I will have to live with inconvenience and an ugly staircase for awhile. And folks coming in my home for piano lessons will see this mess. BUT, in the end it will be worth it. And we can only do so much. I should actually say JASON can only do so much. I really have not had much to do with this home improvement project so far. Other than helping him hold a board here and there and moving boards from the saw horses, that’s about it. Bless his heart, he worked the whole time I was sick. I emerged from my 3 days in the bed to see a little progress!
Then this weekend, we could really see the progress.
Just to update you, we decided against actual log siding for the walls. 1) Because it was really expensive. 2) Because the more we looked at the inside of cabins, the more we saw the knotty pine boards on the interior. 3) By using the knotty pine boards, all of the “woods” would match including the posts on the staircase.
Here’s the progress so far:
The wood makes it feel cozy to me. And for some reason, it makes that wall seem deeper. I like the stain color with my red walls, which was a custom mix by Sherwin Williams to blend in with our trim in there already . Although we won’t be able to work on it this weekend, we hope to have it completed before the first of October. We all know how that goes when you have a goal……something inevitably delays things, but we’ll just have to see.............
That ugly wallpaper is almost gone. There’s a little glimpse of it way up there……..see?
I can't believe I ever liked that wallpaper.
I’ve decided we must have lost our minds to begin this project right before getting back to our homeschool routine. But that’s just like something we would do! :) Oh well, good thing about it, I’ll have a brand new staircase to decorate for Christmas!
:) And Jason even thought to put me some outlets in there for my lights. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day! :)
♥ Tammy ♥