After the BIG changes…
…usually comes the small ones that you said you’d wait until “later” to do. Happens to me on every project, and this is usually the point at which I get derailed and change my attention to something else in the house that makes my eye twitch.
But this time, I’m sticking it out. I’m trying, anyway.
Painting the hallway and entryway helps. It keeps my attention at the front of the house (psst – ignore the floor, this house gets dusty when I paint). Where I’m more likely to notice that the underside of the handrail needs some black paint (and thanks to the power of photography, I’ve never revealed that it wasn’t painted – but I notice it every time I walk down the hall from the kitchen, so it needed to happen).
Now that the second coat is on the hallway walls, I can start moving around the rest of the room. Like up the stairs. Eeeesh – I’ve got a loooong way to go yet.
The difference is incredible. There is so much more light in the hallway now. It’s like taking a giant eraser and starting fresh.
The power of paint never ceases to surprise me. When I get home, not only is there more sunlight (thanks to daylight savings time), but there is more light bouncing off the walls. Once I’m done with paint, I can look to purchasing the stair runner (no sense buying it right now budget-wise if I have to wait to install it anyway, which thankfully gives me more time to decide which one I like best).
This week’s Dueling DIY may not have much in the way of staircase work, but as with any project, the devil is in the details. And the surrounding walls is one great big line on the to-do list I can’t wait to cross off!
(P.S.: Don’t forget to check out the other blogs participating in this challenge:)
- Micha @ Little Old House
- Christine @ Little House on the Corner
- Ann @ Our Handmade Home
- Nicki @ Perfect Prospect
- Sandra @ The House of Bing