Friday, March 8, 2013

DIW: Erin's Stairs

First things first, a little roof update: we have had our final measurement and picked out our exact windows and shingles and everything should be going up in the next two weeks!

Now, onto the fun part.

Today's DIW comes from Erin in Wisconsin!

Erin was cursed with yucky stairs leading from her door to her living space. She says they were yucky and awful and made her want to die (okay, maybe I'm projecting some of my feelings about carpet here...). Regardless, the stairs weren't anything spectacular for the before pictures.



Erin really wanted laminate on her stairs for ease of cleaning, but she could not find anyone who would install it because that wasn't it's "intended" purpose. Luckily, between her and her brother, they figured out a way to DIY the laminate, and even put up bead board!

If I may say so (which I may) they were left with a really awesome after!


Mad skills.

Also, Erin just happened to be the winner of the PleasanTrees Giveaway! Look how cute she is in our owl earrings. {AVAILABLE HERE!}



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11 comments:

  1. Whoo-hoo! We do love our stairs! I have since added some runners to them since my 2-year-old insists on climbing up with no help. Can't be too safe! And those earrings are so cute!! Keep up the good work, babe!

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    1. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you need your own blog, lady!

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  2. that gives me hope for my stairs :) great job erin!

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  3. So cute!!! What a great job!!! Gives me a great idea for our basement stairs when we can get to them....hmmmmm

    :-)

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  4. NIce! I would love to do this to our stairs but I worry that marley would struggle with them cuz she is so used to the carpet and maybe they would be slippery for her paws.

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    1. If it makes you feel any better our dogs are fine on our hardwood stairs. Granted, they scratch them up but they're okay :)

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  5. Wow--those look great! I finally have a house without carpeted stairs, but I still need to do something about the orangey oak on them--like the two tone thing

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    1. I do too! I love how the white is on the risers instead of the treads. Makes it easier to hide dirt!

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  6. I did end up adding pads to them (mats from Target that I cut to fit) so I didn't have to worry about anyone taking a spill. Thanks for all the compliments guys! A blog sounds so fun but my projects tend to go in spurts. I admire how you guys keep coming up with posts!

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  7. Thanks for all the great compliments, guys!! I did end up adding some pads to the steps (some rubber-backed Target mats that I cut to size.) My 2-year-old has no fear and I didn't want to take any chances!

    I'd love to have my own blog but with a full-time job, 2 kids, a husband who groans whenever I start a new project...it would be a little tricky, LOL. I give you ladies all props for rocking it. I know it can't be easy!!

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