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Staircase renewal

by amanda on September 18, 2014

This weekend I’m gonna be husband and kid-free for 3 days. No kidding. Hubby is taking them on a last “farewell to summer” camping trip, and I wasn’t really feeling much up to it myself, so he’s forging ahead without me. What would you do with 3 unencumbered days? Probably soak in the tub with a bottle of wine, lounge in a coffee shop, eat whenever and whatever you felt like? Normally I’d be jumping on that bandwagon myself. But this time, I feel the need to capitalize on the fact that the house will be empty for a little while; something I’ve needed ever since we’ve moved in in order to repaint the staircase. (Ahem, please ignore the fact that are also still on the hunt for some french doors to the right and that the hallway is still that yucky peachy-yellow colour that was there when we moved in. Sigh.)

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You see, the stairs are a completely impractical shade of white, which normally goes against my firm belief that all floors should be the colour of dirt. But because it’s such a long, somewhat dark hallway, I rather like the totally-impractical-needs-to-be-swept-thrice-weekly white, and sorta wanna keep it that way. So I’ll match it up with the rest of the trim of the house.

Once I’ve got the staircase clean and painted, I do have other plans. Along our reno travels, I’ve come across some pretty amazing inspiration that one can do with stairs. Will just need another solitary weekend to do it…

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Holla!

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