It’s been a while since I’ve done a home improvement post. It’s probably because my home hasn’t really improved in a while. It’s a bit stagnant. Like the scary pool when we moved in. Stagnant. Remember what that looked like? Click here for a little reminder…..
One evening I was going through old photos. I decided it’s silly to only hang the newest, latest, greatest photos. I have some fabulous pics of the kids when they were babies and I was an actual heifer, errr….heffer… I have family photos from eons ago that belong on my walls. I also have all these walls with NOTHING on them.
Solution: Put pictures on walls.
Problem: All my old frames are from other houses with the color matching the wood in each house…oak or maple mostly.
Our current house, mostly old and moldy, doesn’t really have a “color” associated with it. I have however, painted many of the walls, mostly tan/brownish tones. Oh, and I painted the front door red. And I have painted most of the trim white.
So, in my garage, I have a plethora of paint.
I dug out all the frames, and went wild. I painted about 30 frames a variety of colors, all from the leftover wall paint.
I was so excited to have all these fun frames that now matched this house perfectly. I decided I was putting them all up in this massive collage type setting. I was torn on the location until I glanced at my UGLY barren stairway. PERFECT!!!
Then I glanced at the UGLY BARREN stairway again. EWWW.
I have avoided this area for a reason.
DIR – TAY.
The walls were scraped and scuffed. The paint was old and dirty. The handrails were gross and 80′s…. UGLY.
This then naturally led to a complete stairway makeover. I had to borrow one of those fancy ladders that bend and fold and twist all about in order to accomplish this.
I also had ALWAYS wanted to write on the back wall of the stairway.
Though it is not complete, take a look at the transformation.
This is now such a fun central focus of the house. You can see this hallway from so many places in the house.
I love it. I can’t believe I waited so long to do it.
I am not completely done with the writing on the wall, but it’s a good start! In case you are wondering, I used chalk to lightly draw lines, then write the words. Fruit of the Spirit yo!
By the way, the red I used on the back wall is called California Cabernet. How AWESOME is that!