Friday, June 29, 2012

Stairs Misery

Oh, you'd think I was a totally inexperienced DIYer regarding those stairs.  Here I was thinking it was gonna be a quick and dirty job.  All done by the end of the day today.


I started yesterday morning with removing the rest of those stupid upholstery staples.  All seven zillion of them.  Then I sanded the stairs once with my palm sander and coarse sandpaper.  Messy, messy, messy.  Then I did the same thing with fine grit sandpaper.  More messy.  While I was at it I took the sander to the chipped trim on the staircase as well.  The whole thing needs a re-paint so I figured that while I was making a mess, I might as well.

After a shop-vac and a run at it with my Dyson, it looks like this:

top run of stairs

bottom run of stairs

All ready for priming and painting!  But it took me all day yesterday to complete the job.  Then I had to clean up the rest of my house since there was a fine layer of filth all over everything from the sanding.  I was super grumpy.  I like instant gratification.

Then I got my mail...

What have we here????  A present??? FOR ME???

It's a present for me!!!  I won a giveaway at My Best Friend Craig.  I can't wait to show you the gallery wall where I'm hanging it in Audrey's room.

Thank you for brightening my day Charmaine!

xo Meg


  1. Wow. You have incredible patience! It looks like an incredibly tedious job, but I'm sure your hard work will pay off when you're finished. I love the beautiful sketch you won! Looking forward to checking out Charmaine's blog now.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. No better way to cheer you up than with some yummy art!

  3. You are almost at the finish line! The new paint is going to make a world of difference.

  4. Yay! Good timing! :) Can't wait to see it in Audrey's room. Stairs are a pain! You can do it!