Thursday, May 24, 2012

52 in 1: WEEK 52 - stairs and favorites

For my last 52/1, I wanted to do something that was not only on my house to-do list but also something that would give me a good old before and after. Also, I gave myself a few extra days since it's number 52! I can't believe I did it! The stairs were originally covered in carpet, which we ripped up pretty promptly after moving in. I'm not really a carpet-on-the-stairs person, but I am not really a carpet person in general, so maybe that's why. I pulled a million staples from the stairs, filled the holes, sanded, and painted. I think I could stand to do another coat, maybe in time. :)

The shadows in the "after" picture are awful, and the light caught where I had filled the holes and sanded just so, but I promise that it looks great in real life. Super clean and fresh. Now to just paint every other bit of trim in the house!

 I'm so glad I stuck with this whole "project a week" vow for a year, even though some weeks I dreaded coming up with something and then other weeks I couldn't wait to share what I had come up with.

 Here are a few favorites from the past year: 


  1. So proud of you for finishing this!! I can't believe I started reading your blog pretty soon after you started this, and now it's over--how has it been a year?? Love your creativity and love you! And I love the stairs. I can barely accomplish anything, ever, so I'm in awe that you can do it with 2 littles and a belly!

  2. I am so proud of you for doing this, especially with all the events and changes in your life the last year! Not to mention the normal everyday craziness! I love all your projects and you! I think one of my favorite projects is your empty house in MA because it means now you live minutes away!