Sunday, January 16, 2011

new stairs

My friend Shaun, introduced me to a blog called Design Sponge (listed now on my favorite blogs list). The first post I saw was where someone had collected yard sticks and attached them to the risers of their stairs. From moving so much lately I wanted to wait a year and live here and figure out how I wanted to my house to feel. (Don't get me wrong everything is hanging on the walls) But, I wanted to wait to paint colors and make changes. SO yesterday I had my sweet Mom and step dad down and we did little projects and the best is now my ugly messed up stairs are covered with these wonderful yard sticks that my neighborhood pals (Sandy and Char) have been helping me collect. So really 6 people made this little project happen and I LOVE the way it looks.
Before...some of the steps had been covered with drywall at some point (OLD HOUSE) dirty ugly steps.


Upclose of back steps.

FINISHED back steps. Measure TWICE cut once, drill tiny hole and then use a finishing nail. I had a hard time doing it on my belly so my much smaller Mom did the ones on the floor.


Jim working on the front stairs that lead to the upstairs or to the hall where the other stairs are on the other side.

Love! Had to use some folding rulers to make it work. I would like to thank Shaun, Jim, Sue, Sandy and Char.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jenny - I love the way it looks all finished - would of never thought of doing something like that. COOL!!! Susie

Lori McDonough said...

FABULOUS!!!! These are amazing!!! Great job!

Ariane Cagle said...

These look great! What a good idea!

dls said...

Love the stairs! Great idea!

What year did you graduate from Herron? I graduated in '96 while the school was still on Pennsylvania.

kep said...

very cool! makes me think of other things that can be used, too! hmmmmmmmmm.... maybe corks (a lot more work, tho), or other things.

Candice Hartsough McDonald said...

amazing!

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

nora said...

Fabulous! Has Beth seen it yet?