I don't have a lot to say about the marathon. No big soul baring blog post. I guess I found out where I draw the line on sharing via my blog.
But I do have some fun for you! My upstairs hallway!
When I started my hallway/bathroom renovation, I decided to turn the large wall in the upstairs hallway into a gallery of sorts. Mostly family pics, reminiscent of the photo wall that I put up in the living room, back in the purple days. The gallery has yet to happen, as there will be lots of spray painting involved and I have finally learned my "no spray paint inside!" lesson.
I knew I wanted to have some sort of design on the wall behind the photos, but couldn't decide what that might be until I found a nifty tutorial for a focal wall. I love the idea of a wallpaper focal wall, but hate the idea of all the work and semi-permanence. Anyone who has seen my house knows that I am a big fan of a fun geometric. So a geometric-design focal wall using Sharpie paint markers? Yes, please!
I pulled up the carpet runner going up my stairs some time ago, in a fit of "must do it now!" and have yet to paint them, so here's the view up the stairs:
Before . . .
And now. Kinda ugh, I know. But I am revving myself up for a big paint-half-the-stairway-every-other-step-all-week project, and I think those stairs are going to be getting a makeover pretty soon.
In the meantime, now I have a BEAUTIFUL upstairs hallway that makes me smile every time I walk up the stairs. Which is pretty often with two kids and only one (upstairs) bathroom!
Before . . .
(Thanks, previous homeowners, for letting your cat use the bannister as a scratching post.)
I am not usually a huge gold fan, but I fell in love with this idea, and our hallway instantly felt warmer with this design drawn on. It couldn't possibly be easier to do, you just need a good straight ruler, level, and the WATER-BASED Sharpie paint markers. DO NOT get the oil-based markers, or you will have a heck of a time painting over it when you move on to a new idea.
Next project on my list . . . finish the drop cloth curtains for the kids room. They are all sewn up, time to stencil on some color!
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