little things around the house

for probably a good year, i've wanted to jazz up our stairs. my initial inclination was to make them glittery like a disco ball... or paint some elaborate rainbow... or paint them to look like a piano or something... but anyway, a couple of weeks ago i settled on a design all my own after falling in love with a colour scheme from one of my beloved pattern books. and you know what? I LOVE THEM! i get so giddy going up them now. i'm also excited for this to be the first thing you see when you walk into our house.

if you're considering doing something like this...

  1. DEFINITELY DO IT. we are so happy with it and it really only took a few sessions of committing about an hour to crouching awkwardly.
  2. it helps if you're not a perfectionist. i'm so not! but i could feel that things weren't exactly as i wanted them and could've spent a loooootttttt longer obsessing over them. but you know what? it looks fuckin' fantastic.
  3. stretch first and take breaks! i hurt my back after the first day and had to take a couple of days off.
  4. wallpaper would've been significantly easier...but, thinking ahead to me getting sick of it or us moving someday and wanting to make our house less batshit crazy for prospective buyers... painting over paint is so much easier than undoing wallpaper!

so there you go! a little peek into our house. please let me know if this inspires you to do something similar in your own home! i'd love to see pictures!