Thursday, October 2, 2014

Staircase Beach Mural- Work in Progress

I am having so much fun with this mural!  No rules- its my house and I can paint anything on the walls that I choose to paint.  I will probably be working on this for a long time and adding elements as I think of them.  After all the hard work of building the stairs, it is truly fun to just paint.
Hopefully, now that I am back to painting- watercolors will not be far off.  For now, lots of walls and ceilings to take care of- with fun mural painting here and there.

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.