Friday, February 18, 2011

Adventures in High Wire Painting

I'm officially in the home stretch of Phase 1 of the Stairwell De-uglification Project of 2011. (Doesn't that sound official?)

Painting time!

The good news is that this part goes quickly and it means I'm almost done. The bad news? I have to climb the evil ladder of doom again. In a way this project has been therapeutic, almost like exposure therapy for my fear of heights... but really? It's been horrid, and my palms have been sweating and I never, ever, ever, want to do it again.

And because I never, ever, ever want to do this again, I decided to throw out all my recent "I love color" mumbo jumbo and go with a nice neutral that I can live with forever and ever, amen.

Enter Sherwin Willliams' Rice Grain. I think we'll get along swimmingly, especially when I start Phase 2 of my project... the stairs. The stairs are going to be the main event in this little space and I can't wait to share my plan with you guys!

Hope you all have a great weekend and a nice President's Day! If you need me, I'll be the girl with a death grip on the ladder in my stairwell.


  1. Aaaack!!! That high up on a ladder in FLIP FLOPS???? Makes my heart beat fast just thinking of it. Love the color though!

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  2. love the color AND that picture is great!!! Im the ladder girl in my house also. Wussy hubby just holds it for me lol

  3. Can we get a helmet for you? ;) Seriously though, be careful! Can't wait to see the entire thing!

  4. You are brave! I actually paid someone to paint the stairway in our old house because I didn't want to be on a ladder on the stairs. Looks great though! I'm a little confused though because your pics look a lot more yellow/gold than the paint swatch that you posted?

  5. The yellow paint is the old color that was underneath the wallpaper :)

  6. Yikes! Its going to look great, so please survive to enjoy it...!

  7. Fabulous Color! My mom used that color for her kitchen cabinets, its a great neutral without feeling so blah beige. :) U inspire me, I've been putting off painting our 10ft high walls in our bedroom bc of the ladder- i'm not too afraid of heights but ladders i'm not a big fan. can't wait to see the stairs!

  8. Looking good!! Really pretty color. As I tease my husband on his way into some ridiculously tough house project- GODSPEED! Ha, good luck tomorrow : )

  9. Hope you're weekend has been awesome! Can't wait to see the final reveal! keep it up chica! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons


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