Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So I am kicking around the idea of going up the stairs with a half wall of faux leather and wooden trim...I looked at the Ralph Lauren faux leather paint technique and it is do-able. I would just paint about 3 ft up the wall with the faux leather technique and then attach trim pieces in arts and crafts style around up the stairwell. I am thinking that making the house a little more unusual is going to be a good thing in hte long run....scroll down and take a look again at the hall...see what I mean? O.k..I have about 45 minutes to look at a magazine I got for kitchen ideas. later.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

O.k..I am back and I am rested and I am full of ideas and next week...I will be ready to go...I hope...I have alot to finish up....I have some new, to try to be patient as God provides the money!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I probably won't get much done between now and the time I leave for my daughter's in Pa. on the back with me next week for the newest updated house!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Just thinking today,..and lining up projects... I am thinking about doing the doors to the hall in either a burled walnut or a Birds eye maple...I am leaning toward the birds eye because of the lighter color for contrast..and then maybe doing the ballisters to match..Thoughts?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Finished the downstairs hall trim and the stair treads and risers...I am amazed at how much it actually opens UP the hall..I was afraid that all
the dark would close it up...It is weird that it did the opposite.

Friday, August 04, 2006

O.k....the lower one is the before picture and the upper ones are the *i n the midst of* pictures...I am moving the steps form the side to put them in the front where they were originally. They will be 10 ft wide...which I hope, will add presence to the entry. I will add a gravel path going over to the driveway....The lattice being blue looks much better, I think. The autumn red accent color (Behr Autumn Leaf) will be on the stairs and across the horizontal trim on the upper porch..below the roof. The white will be the vertical trim...

Now that you are updated thus far...I am going back to taping the hall to finish the faux trim...

Thursday, August 03, 2006

O.k..well I needed a place to keep up with my house projects...Today I started the faux wood grain in the stairway and downstairs hall. I really like how it came out! The one on the top is the after picture, by the way...