One of those wonderful blogging dilemmas that comes with a full-time job and exactly zero hours of daylight is whether or not to wait until the weekend to take well-lit pictures, or just go ahead and post something with your shitting iPhone pics.
No amount of instagram filters are going to help this mess, but I still feel compelled to share visual representation of actual progress on these stairs.
Here she is when I bought the place…
I still have to cut in the walls and stairs, slap at least once more coat of paint on the walls, and about fifteen more coats of trim paint on the wood and spindles.
It’s enough to make your eyes cross in an unattractive but not wholly unpleasant way…
Of course the last bulb in that fixture at the top of the stairs burnt out last night. So, you know, my stairs basically ascend into a dimly lit obstacle course littered with pliers and paint cans. It makes going to bed an adventure.
However, that didn’t stop me from continuing to paint the upstairs hallway…
And, I’ve just revealed my dirty little secret… I haven’t even started on painting the railing or spindles on the upstairs hallway portion of the stairs.
I’m a slacker…
But a slacker whose hallway is no longer overrun with fantastical 80′s wallpaper.
So that’s something.
But unlike Christine from Little House on the Corner I am far, far from being done. (Christine put Sarah and I to shame by beating us both in the staircase challenge.)
Check out the rest of the progress here:
- Sarah @ Ugly Duckling House
- Micha @ Little Old House
- Ann @ Our Handmade Home
- Nicki @ Perfect Prospect
- Sandra @ The House of Bing