Saturday, September 27, 2014

Beach House Stairs- Before and After

Stairs- Before

Stairs- After

Its been a long time (like a year) since I posted!  Just had a lot going on and no real time to paint.  We moved into our house a few months ago, and hope to NEVER move again.  We got a good buy on a home at the beach- good buy means lots of work to do.  The first thing we did was tear up the stairs.  Thick pink carpet with a runner on top.  After we got all of that removed, we had to rebuild the steps to cover the bare plywood.  I did not know that you could just go to Lowe's and buy stair treads and risers.  Of course, it would help if they all just fit- but, every step was a little different measurement!
My husband's problem was the actual construction.  My job was painting them.  I chose paint colors for the risers that had a sea glass feel- 7 shades of blues and greens.  The treads are white.
As soon as the stairs were painted and installed, it was time to start a beach mural on the three walls of the staircase.  The bottom photo shows the beginning of the mural- step one.  I will be posting the mural progress as I go along.  This is pure fun for me, and I think it will always be a work in progress as I add elements to it.
Anyway, I have been away from my blog for way too long and hope to stay with it!  For now, I have some wallpaper to go peel off.  Did I mention the house came complete with pink carpet, pink painted walls and wallpaper?  Good thing I like projects, as I think this will take a while.
Now, I am off to check out my favorite artist blogs- a little break, then to the wallpaper removal.


  1. I LOVE what you've done, Sheryl!
    Boy, do I know about doer-uppers - but it will be fabulous when you've finished it !

  2. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Je comprends qu'avec cette nouvelle maison vous soyez restée loin de la blogosphère !
    Je suis heureuse aujourd'hui de vous retrouver et de vous lire. Nul doute cette maison sera artistiquement merveilleuse.
    Il est bon malgré le travail que cela impose de rénover une maison. J'ai hâte de voir peu à peu les transformations...
    Je vous fais de gros bisous et courage !

  3. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Je ne sais pas si mon commentaire a été pris en compte car internet fait le "fou" ce soir !
    Je disais que j'étais très heureuse de vous lire à nouveau et je suis ravie pour vous avec cette nouvelle maison qui peu à peu va vous apporter plein de joie. Rénover une bâtisse c'est merveilleux... La rendre à son goût, c'est splendide.
    J'ai hâte de voir peu à peu les transformations de cette maison...

    Gros bisous et courage !

  4. Thank you, Pat! Lots of work ahead, but many years to enjoy it.


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