Pretend it's Tuesday.

Did I say "come back tommorrow and I'll show you the afters"?  I meant come back in a few days when I finally get back to working on my little project and get 'er done.  You totally got that, right? 

It's hard to photograph because it's small and dark, but that aside, this really was a fun and thrifty project.  By shopping my house and a bit of elbow grease, this little stairway got a big improvement. 

So, we got through the walls being painted and the door going the best watery green-blue.  Best $1.50 I've ever spent at Benjamin Moore.  Go ahead and admire the door.  I'll wait.  I've got a can of oil rubbed bronze just itchin' to spray that brass door knob and the child-proof door knob cover is the height of home decor fashion.  Tres chic!  

Next, I was lucky enough to get a custom magnet board made personally by my good friend Jodi.  I painted the frame the same red as my front door.  I planned on adding some fun decorative trim on it but I couldn't wait to put it up!  It might get some in the future.  I think it would look extra spiffy.

A piece of trim I already had was cut to size (thanks neighbors!) gave a secure landing for the inexpensive hooks from Target.  My kids are thrilled about their new hooks.  Hopefully, they will use them.

I had the iron bird scrolly thingy for a while.  I'm on the fence over it.  It's looking a bit like a tattoo to me for some reason. 

So voila!  A small and dark stairway transformed into a hardworking space that is much better to look at and even better since it was done with mainly supplies I had on hand. 

So what about you?  What's your favorite spiff up that you've been able to do by simply shopping your house?  Did you organize your office?  Brighten up your bedroom?  Breathe new life into an old t-shirt by embellishing it?  I'd love to hear what you have been up to.


Erin said...

I am so impressed! You are amazing when it comes to things like this. I need to order a red/green pom pom from you. I gave one of mine away for Christmas, and I'm missing mine just too much. It's sounds like you got pretty burned out over the holidays with all of your boutiques, but maybe you have one on hand? Let me know!!

Sharmyn said...

I love it! Good job! And I can kind of see the tatto thing going with the birdy. What if you painted it too? Or stenciled something coolio up there?

Kaylie said...

I love the hook idea. I am so tired of coats all over the house. While my mom was here, I did some cleaning, though. I finally cleaned my oven for the first time...ever. I dusted the ceiling fan, too, and cleaned the shower. Those jobs were LONG overdue.

Kem said...

Like you already know I LOVE THIS!!! better yet I love how you were able to reuse things you already owned. You've got me thinking of all the things I change up a little to make me super happy. I happen to like the bird but I like a lil tattoo here and there. What can I say a have a dark side.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

It looks wonderful! I love the red on the frame...it pops! :)

I just repainted a little desk from Goodwill. It was $15 and now it looks fabulous.


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Wishful Nals said...

love that magnet board. so cute!

Heather said...

I like the tattoo bird thingie too. The flourishes look like angel wings, I think. So it's a good tattoo, if you cock your head to the side and eat a truffle at the same time.

Seriously, though. Leave it. I like it. So there. Decided.


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