Sometimes I get crazy ideas in my head. And when the Paint Something Workshop was a go....well this idea just HAD to get done. The stairs leading to the basement were just so very....very icky!!! In fact, they were driving me nutty. It was hard to walk to my happy place walking down these. So what's a girl to do?
But the stairs....they were very raw. My original idea was to just paint them gray. When Mailey and I went to Lowe's to buy the paint she was VERY opinionated about this idea. In fact, she said, "I won't go down into the basement if you paint the stairs nasty gray. " (hmmm...oh yes I did think about that statement...) "Who paints art studio stairs gray anyway?" She was flat out mean. So I said, "fine, you pick a color".
And then Lowe's had a Valspar display of these:
At the base of the stairs I decided to make use of the space and create a mini workout area. I love to use weights, which doesn't require much space! It was fun to use some of my displays in this area too. Notice the white screen and book shelf?
The project really turned about beautiful. The other purchase was a light (it was just a bulb in the ceiling before). So total cost of project was: $35 paint, $25 light fixture, $40 gray matts for workout area. $100. I know, so cool!!
Our little camper painting collection by Mailey and I. We even covered the switch plates with paper! I love covered switch plates. They make me smile. So the big reveal was this past weekend with the Paint Something Workshop attendees. It made everyone smile too. :)