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Yeaaaaah… (TLC, anyone? No? Ok, me, myself, and I will have our own little dance party over in the corner.)
I’m creeping along with my staircase project. Since the entryway, living room, and staircase walls (and upstairs hallway) are all getting painted the same color, I’m skipping around a bit from wall to wall. Basically, whichever one that is the driest gets my attention for a couple hours, and then I take a break. Then I come back to paint a little more. When you have a total of 15 separate wall surfaces (plus doorways and windows to cut in), you tend to work on whatever keeps you going. It seems to take forever. I’ll have an update with more shots of the other walls in tomorrow’s post, but it’s Tuesday – which means it’s all about the stairs and the Dueling DIY challenge.
Over the last few days, it’s become even more obvious how much the lighter color is needed on this staircase. See? The height of those walls are a real whine-inducer, but they look a million times better when you can actually see them.
I haven’t gotten used to the new light bouncing off the walls. I was in a rush to capture a few daylight photos after work, and forgot to re-adjust the settings on the camera. But I’m okay with it (and note to self: overexposed photos make my house look cleaner). As a matter of fact, they totally glow like that in person. Aren’t you impressed?
But, bright side (hehe): Charlie, my fur model, decided to worm her way into the shot. Of course, she’s more interested in the activity going on between the open blinds (which are directly opposite the staircase) than looking at her photographer.
Eventually, after several goofy clicks, whistles, and hand motions, she noticed me and posed for her beauty shot.
And I am grateful, because it’s photos like these that make me realize that even though it takes a little time, I really am making progress. (“Inch by inch, play by play, until we’re finished.“)
When Kit and I began this challenge a couple of months ago, the goal was to add a little competition to the mix to keep us going (especially since we both have a tendency to scatter from project to project). While I’ve taken a little bit of a detour with the living room walls, I’m happy that this weekly reminder keeps me centered and coming back for more. So, a big thank-you to the other DIYers who have joined us on this challenge. They really have some amazing ideas for their makeover projects as well, so be sure to check them out:
- Micha @ Little Old House
- Christine @ Little House on the Corner
- Ann @ Our Handmade Home
- Nicki @ Perfect Prospect
- Sandra @ The House of Bing
Want to know more about Dueling DIY? You can check out the full history here.