Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stairway redo

Way back at the beginning of the summer, we tackled a project!  The staircase!

It was the only wall in the house we hadn't still had some really old, dirty wallpaper on it.

We attempted to hang pictures and make it look nice...but I would just keep adding them as our family grew...and they were crooked and out of place and would fall down and there were nail holes everywhere and it looked bad and didn't match and....
 So...the first week of summer break we took off all that old paper....and Andy rigged up some contraption to get to the high places.  And we began scrapping and scrapping...
 Grant LOVED playing with all the wall paper scraps.
 And...after some bright fresh yellow paint...and a couple trips to Hobby Lobby and a schematic laid out on the living room floor (I was so proud that I actually cut out templates)...we have a MUCH better looking staircase.   We were both really pleased with how it turned out and wished we would have tackled the job earlier. 
And I'm pretty excited about command strips...they are holding up really well and now we don't have a ton of nail holes in our walls.  Now if I can just remember to update the pictures periodically!