Tuesday, September 11, 2012

♥ A Little Staircase Progress ♥

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 ♥

18 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I love the stain color. It's very warm and rich looking. I guess there is no good time to begin a project like this!!!
We are having to replace our master bath shower door next week. I dread the workmen being here and I dread trying to console 4 angry cats!!!!! Enjoy your day.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, I also agree, the color so warm and cozy, will look great. Blessings Francine.

Lois Christensen said...

That's going to be a beautiful staircase come Christmas and I hope you take lots of photos of it decorated in its glory! Enjoy your day!

Pendleton Primitives said...

Isn't it funny how our taste evolves and changes? The stair case looks like it is coming along nicely and it will be so pretty when finished. Can't wait to see. Do you think you will have it done by Christmas to decorate it? Lights and greenery against the wood would be just lovely.
~Christina

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

It's going to look so great! Just like a log cabin. :) And our whole house was made for fall...the colors are just perfect.

I love you! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

Shelley said...

Those stairs are going to be beautiful....patience is a virtue,but the waiting is so hard sometimes :) I can't wait until Christmas to see your new stairs beautifully decorated :) Blessings dear Tammy

LynnMarie said...

Well you did a lot so far! Love the stain color and it will be done in no time and then you will decorate it and make it look amazing!!

Hollie said...

Very nice!!! Can't wait to see it completed!!

Karen said...

It's looking great! I can't wait to see it all decorated for Christmas :)

Wendi said...

It is going to be wonderful! Thinking to put in outlets sounds like something Chuck would do. I love a man that is always thinking practical! :) It is going to look amazing when decorated for the seasons.

Enjoy the Tuesday!

Laura Lane said...

It'll be great!

cucki said...

wow it is going to be so lovely..so warm and cosy..
love for you xx

April said...

I like! Is there going to be storage under the stairs?

April said...

On the lower steps at my house, I am planning on removing the step and then putting it back on with a piano hindge. Then we can store winter boots in one or two, and long rolls of wrapping paper in the third one. Then my steps turn a corner, and I saw a real neat fish tank that is built to stud width that could fit between the studs--like a built in fish tank into the steps. It was 16 ft wide and 3 foot tall.

bettyj said...

You are going to love all of that when it is finished. do it like eating an elephant and it will soon be done. One bite at a time. Isn't it funny how our taste changes? I don't think mine ever will again, though.

Chenille Cottage said...

I love the warm wood that was hiding beneath your wallpaper. It looks so rich. Will that be storage beneath the steps?
You are going to love having a new pretty face on your stairs and the surround.
Blessings, my sweet and energetic friend!
Carolynn xo

Paula said...

WOW~ it's going to look great, Tammy! I can't wait to see it when it's finished!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Your staircase is coming along. Can't wait to see it all finished! Have a wonderful week!