I don’t know about in your house, but in my house, this means trouble:
These spread innocently on the table are enough to strike fear in the core of any husband. Mister asked me this morning, “Are adults afraid of things too?” I said, “Of course they are Honey. Mommy is afraid of spiders, and Daddy is afraid of paint swatches.” Okay, maybe I’m making that second half up, but if I HAD said that it would’ve been true: paint swatches mean a whole lotta work and aggravation for my dear husband. 🙂
But wait till you see what I’ve been dreaming up over here!
Let’s take a look at my staircase.
That horrid carpet has been there since we moved in. The entire house, minus the bedrooms, bathroom, and kitchen, was carpeted with this ugly fuschia wall to wall monstrosity. We tore ALL of it up several years ago, exposing the oak floors underneath. The only piece we left was the staircase. Having little ones, we decided carpet was a good idea (for cushioning potential falls) and we weren’t ready to spend money to recarpet them. So there the staircase has sat neglected and ignored…until now!!!
I’ve been spending lots of time on home and renovation idea websites lately, and look what I came across:
I am suddenly completely, obsessively in love with the look of the black banister, rail, and stairs. I WANT IT! I’ve even gone so far as thinking about painting my hardwood floor in the entry way in a black and white checkerboard pattern, but apparently the going opinion is that painting a perfectly good (albeit in need of refinishing) hardwood floor is a sin of the Mortal kind, so I won’t go there. But don’tcha think it’s beeeeeeyoooooooteeeeeful?!
And while we’re sprucing up the heart of the home, let’s look at what else needs a little attention:
That bookcase has got to go. It’s just not working for me there anymore. We’re thinking of creating a built-in to hold the kids coats, shoes, bookbags, etc. but that’s a whole other post. Or maybe I’ll dream up something else for that wall. You never know!
Stay tuned to see what trouble I get myself into. After all, there’s something about these photos that speaks to me…black moldings anyone?