On Tuesday, the skies over Tennessee decided to soak us. So, since I couldn't possibly enjoy the day doing any projects that required time spent outdoors, I painted on my stairway beadboard.
For the last month and a half I have been working on adding beadboard to our staircase walls. We had previously added new baseboards and beadboard in our upstairs hallway and I wanted to continue it down the stairs. It has been very slow going. Mainly because I have been working on it here and there - when I get extra time. Plus, I am notorious for starting about a million projects at once. When something pops into my head...I gotta get started on it. Finishing it...well that's another story. Anyway, now that I have it all up I have to paint it.
Here is what the staircase/upstairs hallway looked like when we moved in...
As you can see it was very dark. It gets hardly no natural light, so the lighter I can get it the better! When we created the opening at the bottom of the stairs, it did help bring in some light. You can read about that here.
Although I am not completely done painting/caulking/trimming, I thought I would show a few pictures of the progress. It is amazing how much lighter this whole area is. Paint is some amazing stuff!
We installed this light when we moved in. I got it from Overstock.com for a steal but hated the color so I spray painted it using Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze. I got the shade covers from Lowe's and I plan on getting some wax covers to replace the plastic ones.
I am slowly working on a gallery wall of old and new family photos in the hallway and I love seeing them displayed like this. We are also in the process of replacing all our old interior doors. So what you see here are the old ugly doors... but like everything else in our house, it is a work in progress.