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!

  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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