Wednesday

Amazing what paint can do...

Did you ever start a project thinking "I can do this"!
Well I've come to realize, I'm over my head"  with this one!

The good part is,  I'm seeing what a little "Paint" can do to change the look of anything!

The carpet has been pulled and tossed in the trash... 
My mind sees a "Regal White Staircase"... but my physical body sees "A lot of intricate work"!


This is going on day 5 of this project and I'm still not done and I don't want to do it anymore... Yes I'm whining!!
But I so want it done...
First I filled in the little holes from all the carpet tacks I pulled.. that took an entire day!
Then I used the electric sander and smoothed the wood... The dust was in my hair and my mouth and my entire house.. took me almost an hour to vacume and dust everything..
Then I went to the Home Depot and bought the molding... I noticed little gaps between the wood on each step....


All of the molding had to be measured and cut.. then I used 'liquid nails' to adhear it to the steps... this took time and was messy, but it worked.


This new project came about because I have big dreams for my townhouse.. I want to put the value up and I want it,, well,, the way I want it!  
I bought this house because it was in a good neighborhood.. it's very attractive and I love the yard.  Believe it or not it was the yard that sold me.  I did not look at the ugly old carpet or the lack of sun inside, or the ugly dungeon kitchen.. 
But,, after a few years of slowly working on each room,, it's starting to take shape.  But this "Staircase" so far has been the most difficult part.....


I have a suggestion to anyone who wants to re-do that outdated staircase,,
"Call a handy man/woman".. to come in and do it!
Oh, wait,,, "I'm a handy woman".. only problem, no one is paying me to do this.. but then I'm not paying anyone to do this eather.  Then I'm making out, don't you think?
Hmmm,,, I need to think about this!





Today I bought 10 lotto tickets, with the extra.. so if I win even a little bit I may call in someone to finish this job....

To be continued!


hugggsss
Sandy



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7 comments:

Pamela said...

Just think how fabulous it is going to look when it is all finished!! You will be able to everyone with pride you did it all yourself!!
Pamela :)

the cape on the corner said...

you are ridiculously amazing! and you are on a roll, my goodness. consider me majorly impressed here!

Pamela said...

Can't wait to see it all done! You sound a lot like me. I have high hopes and start and than I get tired of a project very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, you're doing such a fantastic job of renovating!! Hope you get just the look you're looking for! LOVE U

Granny said...

The staircase is turning out great. Try to take some time-outs between working. You'll wear yourself out. Love the pristine white look you're going for.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The stairs are looking fantastic. I love them painted white and the molding is perfect. Hang in there, it will look stunning. Hugs, Marty

Lucy said...

It's looking great. I'm sure the end result will be worth it. Can't wait to see it.