Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project Stairway Step 2: From Better to ....

NOT pink. Nope, painting the stairs pink got the big veto from BSD.

I wanted to wait until the whole stairway project was finished before posting, but I realize that is going to take A. LONG. TIME. Because it involves choosing a paint color. For some reason, this is painstaking for me. I become Charlize Theron in The Devil's Advocate. Do you remember that movie? The one with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino is his dad. And, er, the devil. Charlize is Keanu's poor backwoods wife who becomes haunted by everything and is going crazy. And, she keeps repainting their apartment.

That's me. I take forever to choose a paint color. Then half the time, I don't like it and want to repaint it. 

Enter Exhibit A.

I've painted this wall a few colors. I think I've narrowed it down to one of these two. I need to make a decision already before BSD divorces me. This wall has been this way for over a month now. It's hard because even though our house has a whole wall of windows, it can be quite dark in here. Pretty shades in the sunlight look dirty at night and can cast ugly shadows as you can see in this photo. Anybody want to save my marriage and weigh in with a preference?

OK,without further ado... BLECH!

BETTER...

BEACHY!

Now all I need to do is paint the walls, pick out a fun light fixture for the stair landing, and add the rest of the framed pictures to the landing area. Oh, and redo the rest of the house to match the new "Hip Beach" theme. No problem.

I will post the details about the runner in a separate post because I know I looked everywhere online for information on how to install a Dash and Albert rug on a staircase and found nothing.

9 comments:

serialswooper.com said...

Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

Could you get away with salmon walls?

Lisa @ lists in my pocket said...

I LOVE beachy. Looks great! Looking forward to details about the runner so I can convince my husband to do this too.

Jess said...

looks amazing!! i am a big fan of dash and albert, the designer is local...i get very giddy when they have a tent sale...and my husband rolls his eyes when i come home with yet another rug!! now you have me thinking about the back stairs that are unfinished.

Erin said...

LOVE IT! Will you hate me if I say that the two swatches on the wall look like the same color? Sorry! Good luck!

Kim said...

SS- Thanks! Hadn't thought of salmon. hmmm...

Lisa - Runner deets coming soon.

Jess - Oh, a Dash and Albert tent sale? My heart would go pitter-patter! Call me next time. I'll meet you there. :)

Erin - Thanks! No hate. You're not the first. I see the difference clearly in this photo but on the wall it's even hard to tell a difference. Left has a green cast, right is more basic tan.

Corey Schwartz said...

Looks awesome. Maybe you have a future in decorating?

My Interior Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours. It's great! I'll be reading from now on.

Yes, I can totally relate to your paint dilemma. I'm glad I finally just picked one and went with it. It can drive you crazy after a while. I love your runner and gallery wall. I know Mrs. Blandings (the blogstress) did a Dash and Albert runner up her stairs, but I think she just showed the final product. So, I'd love to hear the details. Are these stairs in your entry or do you have a back staircase? I'm contemplating something similar.

Oh, and that Chinoiserie pagoda chandelier over my kitchen dining table is from Circa Who (www.circawho.com). They're located in West Palm Beach, FL, but they'll ship stuff anywhere. It's a great resource!

Thanks again!

Kim said...

Corey- I'd love to do something with interior design, but I take too long to make a decision. By then, whatever I chose would be passe.

MIL - Thanks for your kind words. Glad you stopped by. The stairs are our main stairs. No back stairs here. I checked out Circa Who and I'm in love. I would love to get in there and spend a few hours. Is it local for you? I'm so jealous!

Angie said...

Love love love the rug on the stairs!!!