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I have read emails and have heard from so many mouths – someone aching to do a project that their spouse does not agree with. I could make this part of my life an entire chapter in a book. As much as Dan and I agree on projects for this house, we shoot down just as many ideas of what one another would like to do.
I have brought up this idea numerous times. Shown tons of pictures …. begged …. pleaded, and still Dan did not like what I had in mind.
Sometimes you just have to push forward.
Put out a bit more and see if that eases your way into the project of choice 🙂
Ladies, are ya with me?
Just like that, I hit a sweet spot one morning on the phone, and barely had to convince Dan to let me make the purchase. Once I got the official go ahead I did not waste another breath asking anything else, nor looking for more reassurance. I stripped what I needed off of the shelves and ran like Rocky to the checkout feeling equally as triumphant.
God it feels good to win sometimes.
I have fantasized about having a staircase layered with numbers. Yes, I know how to count, so this is not for an educational purpose. However, I do have two munchkins that could benefit from the sight — and I, myself was aching for more dimension and texture on our stairs.
Stairs like this ….
Don’t you love it? A few things I love, and a few things I knew I needed to change to fit our family best. The thought of stenciling our stairs would be easy – but I have dirty fast little feet that kick those backs every minute of the day. I would be erasing/repainting/re-stenciling far too frequently to commit.
And my lightbulb moment happened.
Yes, a bit more expensive than using a stencil ….
But, here are the facts. Screwed on – which cannot be removed by the kids! Can be screwed off, when the backs of the stairs get dirty and need repainted. These have dimension, adding depth and texture to our stairs that I have been longing for!
So yesterday I took a little bit of extra time to repaint the backs of our stairs a fresh coat of white. I know, call me crazy, I love a fresh coat of paint more than a great push up bra.
The first few stairs are off centered – so I found the center point of the top stairs (roughly 18 inches in) and marked my way down. I’ll admit, for some reason it takes me a few times with a drill to get in rhythm, and it drives Dan crazy! After the first two stairs I busted through the rest and it turned out exactly as I had always envisioned it too!
The addition of these numbers (pun intended) really adds so much life to an area of the house that normally just gets completely looked over.
The boys are loving walking up and down the stairs sitting down at what number “they are” – discussing what they will be next year, so on and so forth. It is adorable!
Our entryway has really taken a turn for the better …. way better.
I am so glad I got Danny in a weak moment of saying yes … after all was painted and screwed, I think it is safe to say I had the right idea all along!
Interested in doing this yourself?
Here ya go ….
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