Monday, October 19, 2009

My Latest Project

When we moved into this house we pretty much painted every room.  I originally painted over the horrible green paneling in the family room with a blue color and while it was a little dark it was WAY better than the ugly green color.  However, last November we had a water pipe burst underneath the house that caused water to cover the family room and furnace floors.  After getting the pipe fixed and the walls dried we thought everything was fine but in August we discovered some mold.  Our landlord is the sweetest lady and when I called to tell her about it she said to get someone out to replace all four walls.  We hired a wonderful contractor and about 4 days later we had a brand new room.

This is the room before it was textured.  I didn't think to get pictures of the demo, but it was pretty amazing.
 New drywall, we even had the ceiling re-done.
 The blue you see next to the fireplace was the color of the whole room.

This is my new family room.  It is amazing what new, straight walls and a lighter coat of paint will do.

I decided to paint the fireplace a darker color just to add a little something to the room.

These are the stairs that go from the family room to the living room.  I decided that since the room was getting a face lift the stairs should too.
 Bye bye carpet!
The carpet was just hideous and so hard to remove.  I spend three days pulling up tacks, nails and staples.

New stairs!!
It took me about 2 hours per stair to do this pattern.  I think the thing I'm most proud of is I didn't use any tape, this was all done by hand.

I am the kind of person who has these great ideas and starts a project with no realistic view of time and energy, about halfway through I don't think it will all be worth the effort, but it always is in the end. I thank my husband for being ever so patient with the monster that stayed up painting until 2 in the morning for a week straight and was horribly grumpy the next day.


The Witherspoon Family said...

Wow. I am highly impressed! Way to go on the stairs!

Katie Fiene said...


The Simpsons said...

Katie, those stairs are amazing!!! Great job!!

ABCKegg said...

Seriously, awesome! Can I hire you to do a play room one of these days? :) Also, is the wall color blue/grey? SO pretty!

Katie's Mom said...

This looks great, Katie! I can't wait to see it. Oh - and that whole thing about staying up until 2 tackling a bigger-than-you-thought project...I have no idea where you got that! :)