Friday, April 22, 2011

What I've been up to...

Well, you may have noticed lots of little things and no big reveals lately. That would be because my big project is taking 

We've been doing a little demolition on the stairs to our basement. I've hated them from day one. But it's funny, I wanted a house so I could do whatever I wanted to it (as opposed to renting). Then this huge major change was so difficult to start. I think we were hesitant, like, can we really do that?
It will be awhile before it's done. Here's the progress:
This is before:

This is what we found when we took the paneling down:
This was next:

Now here we are:

We still have a long way to go. Those stair treads are being really stubborn! But I will win! So, that's why I haven't had a big reveal in awhile. This one's taking time.

I have three other smaller projects to show you, but I need the weather to cooperate. As soon as the weather remembers it is spring, I'll get right on those. :)


  1. That was some fantastic wallpaper! :)

  2. I know! I tried to convince people that was my design choice. I love it when a friend gets a bit concerned and then you can be all "psych!" Because sometimes I channel my 12 year old self. :)

  3. Isn't it amazing how taking down a wall really opens things up? I love it! And you don't appear to have a pole at the bottom of your stairs like we do, so it's much cleaner lines than ours.

  4. It is amazing. The best part is all the natural light that now spills down the stairs into the basement. I didn't really think about that. I just didn't like the narrow passage. So it's like icing on the cake. (Albeit a very messing cake right now.) :)


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