Sunday, November 14, 2010

Staircase re-do

I can't handle some blank walls.  Whether it's paint that's added, or something else, I have to add something.  As soon as we bought this house we knew we would want to do a big photo display up the stairs.  I'm sure there are all kinds of tips for hanging photos on a staircase.  We followed none of them.  This is what the staircase looked like when we bought the house.

And this is what it looks like now.

I love it.  We hung close to forty frames.  We just started with the larges frames and (sort of) equally spaced them out going up the stairs.  Then we went back and filled in with smaller frames.  We'll change a lot of the pictures.  Some frames are blank right now, and some are hanging sideways.  I am really happy with the end result though.  We will eventually paint the staircase and hallways, but the ceiling is so high (probably around 20 feet high) that we need to figure out the best way for us to do that.  And not have someone die in the process.  

We also hung a ribbon board and photo in the office area.  
I love this little space.

Chris has been working for the last few days to patch some bad spots in the dining room. 
As a result, a large portion of the dining room furniture is in our room.  This is the view from our bed.

I love those chairs, but I don't want them in my room.
Thankfully, tomorrow we'll have paint!


Rebecca said...

I love the stairs ... that looks GREAT!

chandra said...

Fabulous! Seriously, I need your secret. How do you get so much done? I blame our lack of accomplishment on three kids, but you're in that boat too. I'm in awe.