I'm finally done painting, and the crazy Cirque du Soleil ladder has been removed from my stairwell and my life (for good, hopefully). I still have a lot to do in this space, but I wanted to share the progress.
Here's a reminder of the mess I was dealing with when I started to pull wallpaper:
And here are a couple photos of the stairwell walls (and ceiling) after fresh paint:
I'm still loving my new $10 lantern, I think it looks great in the small stairwell, casting all those fabulous shadows on the ceiling and walls.
As for the stairwell itself, I like it more too, even without anything on the walls or Phase 2 (the official name for the stairs part of this project) complete.
Speaking of Phase 2, I ripped all the ugly beige carpet from the steps and uncovered this:
Old vinyl flooring. Yuck.
I have a sinking feeling that I'm not going to like Phase 2 of my little stairwell project.
(My husband, the one who hates coming home to new holes in walls and ripped out carpet, would no doubt love to say, "I told you so!" right about now. But he would never do that, because he loves me... and values his life.)
Read more about my stairwell project here
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