This post is so overdue, but I have been struggling with my new camera and I am not winning at the moment. I really want to share my basement stair project with you and I was hoping for breathtaking, professional looking photos. Unfortunately, instead I will be showing you the end result with photos that look like they were taken with a 1965 Kodak Instamatic!
If the above didn't make you click to a different blog, I thank you for your loyalty (and sheer bravery)!
So, on to the real reason for this post. This big lug of a guy is terrified of our finished lower level and has never been down there. Ever. He wants to, but he just can't muster the courage to do so. I thought it might be the wooden stairs.
Or the incredibly ugly wall color and decor. I actually sold all of the decor LAST summer and...
The stairs have looked like this: horrifying, bare and unloved...by man and beast.
What's a girl to do? I found a terrific shade of brown to paint the cheap paneling our builder installed when we built our home.
Then I gave the stairs a painted "runner" and added braided stair treads that I picked up for a song on Amazon. The walls got three coats of creamy white.
Mr. Bluebird put his electrical wiring skills to use and installed a super cool new light fixture. Can you say A MAY ZING????? I love this light fixture. It really adds an old time charm, combined with an industrial vibe.
I bought the stack of vintage coffee tins specifically for the Parker House tin. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the other three, but I think they make a fun look piled on top of each other. I will share soon about why I wanted the Parker House tin.
I've had the wooden goose for ages and he has spent a long time stored away. I just never could bring myself to get rid of him. I think now he has the perfect place to nest.
This is a view looking up. The black shelf came from Hobby Lobby, but it has a very convincing vintage look. It weighs a ton! I think it's heft gives it a masculine feel.
One last look at the new and much improved basement stair area. I am tackling the remainder of the lower level next! I will share some of my ideas for that area soon.
And the dog? He still hasn't ventured downstairs!