Well! here it is--the dreaded staircase WIP. It is a big old split level staircase that was ALL painted that lovely band-aid beige that you can see on the spindles in the picture. As a matter of fact, our whole house just happened to be painted that same color--all the woodwork, all the walls, the radiators! and there was the same color old yucky wool carpeting on the floor and the windows even had the same color beige old pull drapes on them! Someone was really lacking in imagination! Over the last 13 years we have done an inside project every winter--all the woodwork we have stripped, the plaster walls we have ripped and cracked and repaired, ripped up carpeting, etc!! All you who live in old homes know just what I am talking about. I'm not complaining, really :-D, lol. This is really our home, we have invested a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in here! She is a beautiful and strong old girl (built in 1901), she just needs some cosmetic work, but her bones are strong. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with you. I'll post some more pics as the work moves along.
Hi! My name is Karen, I'm in my 40's, been married 17 years, and am a SAHM to my 2 kids who are now both in their teens. I am a creative soul--been that way from birth! I love cottagey handmade things from old to new. I have opened an Etsy shop-- Misseskwittys.etsy.com-- where I am attempting to share my goodies with the world.