Posted by: purityseekers | November 27, 2006

UNDER STAIRS DECORATING!

Well… my husband is on vacation this week and we are having a blast doing things around our house!

The other night we decided to paint beneath our stairs!  It was the only actual area left that wasn't remodeled when our house was done!  It was part of my daughter's old room so there was still water damage in that part.  Here is a picture of the area that used to be part of her chalkboard!  I had to take a pic before we primed over it!  (its was kinda sad sayin' goodbye to the last original part of the main story of our house!!!)

This is a picture of “L” in front of the little door… when we added the stairs, my Mom gave me my Great Grandmother's little door that used to be under HER stairs!  It is really tiny because she was short!  LOL I think its perfect for under a kids play area (but DH and I are always hitting our head on it!!! haha)

and this is a “before” picture of under the actual set of stairs…

Here I am during our painting frenzy!  We ended up staying up until 2AM!!! We had primed the whole thing and then started using leftover paint from different rooms of our house!  The green is from the upstairs playroom… and the blue is from the boys room…

and here's DH, further along in the process, painting “A's” orange wall…

Then we decided to let each kid pic a step and we'd put their handprint and name on it…

Here's “C” after we did his handprint in red (over “A's” step, as you can see)…

and here's “Z” with her pink hand on her favorite PURPLE step!…

“A” with his blue hand on his favorite “orange” step (he loves orange, if you can't tell already!)…

Here's “L” doing her handprint…

and here I am getting Baby “E's” yellow “footprint” on his green step…

And here's the finished “kid steps”…

And we gave each of the kids a wall and some acrylics (ya I know… scary!!!) and let them paint whatever they wanted!

“C” painted a house above the doorway…

and then on the yellow wall section he painted a volcano…

and this is above the volcano…

And “Z” painted a house, sungrass, rainbow and a flower on her wall…(Cam helped her draw the outline of the house and she painted it in!)

“A” made a “James” train on his orange wall…

and “L” painted her “babies“… (she has 2 baby dolls she has named “Tyrone” and “Pablo” after the “Backyardigans” haha)

So we are just havin' a blast!!!!  The kids are so happy about the underneath of the stairs lookin' so fun!!!  I know they will play under there a lot more!!  I am making a special quilted “floor pillow” for them to have under there to sit on!  It's just been a great week so far!!!

🙂 This is the first vacation DH has had in over 6 years that I haven't been recovering from a c-section!!!  SO… we are just really enjoying each other!!!

Love, B

 

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. That is so cool, Bridge! What great ideas you guys have!

  2. Looks like your family had a great time with all the painting! It’s nice to have fresh painted walls.. take care juliet

  3. How neat!


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