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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's DONE, Creative HIGH PART II

I do not let any grass grow under my feet as the saying goes! I had it pretty much in my mind I was going to do it, I was excited in fact!  However, my biggest opinion needed was every step or every other.  So this is how the story goes.
 Pretty drab really when you look at it.
 I saw this pretty stencil while at Hobby Lobby, and that is when it hit me. 
Mike happened to be with me, I KNOW poor guy at Hobby Lobby on his day off. And I asked him his thoughts.  He was not happy to be honest at FIRST
 But like we said, it's only paint.
 I have to be honest, I really don't like it

 I even started to decorate for Valentines day, just a tad here and there so far.

 This shield is on the left going up the stairs

 And we have this pretty vintage light in the area as well.

 Someone mentioned it being a tedious job. NOT at all. It took me about an hour hour and half at most. Really simple, cheap, and I think it adds a lot to dreary area of the house.
I mixed these two colors. First I did the penny color, and then lightly rolled the black for a shading appearance. These little rollers are AWESOME to use when stenciling. 
FUNNY, Jack came home from school today and he said "WOW Mom I love the stairs, you are really getting good at painting like an artist" I said Thank you son. Does he really need to know the truth??

 Now the problem is, I want to stencil everything in site!
Thank you all for your opinions, that was great!
Joining Beth for Tips and Tutorials

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Blogger said...


January 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

It turned out great!

January 6, 2011 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I bet you'll keep walking by your stairs just to see how great they look!!!

January 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I laughed(hard and out loud) when you said that you now wanted to stencil everything!!! I think this looks spectacular and I love that shield!!! Great job!

January 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Perfect. Three is Perfect. Put the brush away, step back and admire.

January 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Deb. Don't let them knock those candles over!

January 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

This is a blast from the past, Debbie. I remember the days when stencils were SO in! You are probably a little young but I had every wall in my house stenciled in some decorative pattern. And went and stenciled my friend's baby nursery with little brown bears with red curly ribbons between them to match her red gingham baby bedding. I'm a huge fleur de lis lover so I most definitely LOVE it!

January 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

It looks beautiful Debbie! Love that you just did every other step instead of all of the risers.

January 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

I love it! You did it right too, if you had done every step it would have felt way too busy...That's really awesome...Did you give it a srpray of clear? Don't want to lose the pretty design any to quick! You need your own and your Mom would be awesome together! Lots of creative flow between you two!

January 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what a great idea. We are going to be redoing our stairs sometime this year, and I think I may have to do just this. The stairs are going to look pretty much identical to yours once we finish, love it!

January 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

The stencil looks great. Nice update to the stairs.

January 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great - nice job!
Have a great weekend.

January 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I wish we had a hobby lobby out here, I love that and would love to have it...I better check online

January 6, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

It looks wonderful Debbie, I like the ever other step too! Your son is so cute for saying that and no he doesn't have to know!

January 6, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Don't burn your feet walking up the steps! I think it looks awesome! Really cute.

January 6, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger GwendolynKay said...

Awsome job! I love fleur di lis designs. Did I spell that right?

January 6, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

It turned out great! I love the two toned effect too. Cannot see what you use this on next. That is a great stencil!

January 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thank you girls for coming back and checking it out. I appreciate your kindness and really am loving this project for now.

January 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Visits With Mary said...

Looks great...stenciling is so much fun !

January 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Looking good, Debbers! I like the every-other step plan! Great job...Now...if I sent you MyHero do you think you could stencil a bit of hair on top of his head? Just asking...xxoo Diana

January 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That is fan-flippin' tastic!!!!! Way to go Debbie!!!

January 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Laurie in SC said...

Oh, Debbie, these look wonderful! You did a fan-freakin-tabulous job! And I really like the every-other-step look. Congrats on a job very well done! Enjoy and happy 2011!

January 6, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I really like every other riser! Looks wonderful.

January 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie....I love it! Now you have me thinking about maybe doing mine....just when I thought my "To Do List" for 2011 was done.

Have a wonderful evening,

January 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I think the stencils add just the right touch to your stairs. They look great!!

January 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I love this Debbie! It really came out beautifully. And I do like the every other riser choice. I had to laugh at Terri's comment - I think I used that same stencil in my daughter's nursery :) Kat

January 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Chandra Chinnis said...

Those stairs look great and I love the shield. I may do something like that for the wall by my stairs. I wish I could do the stairs but I have carpet.

January 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deb, this looks BRILLIant!!!!!!!! Holy Lord! Forget holding the stencil right through it all and painting so perfectly- I wouldn't even dream of being able to pull that off! I'm jealous of you NOW! SOOOOOO jealous!

p.s. Jack is realizing how cool is Mum is alright!!

January 6, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Your steps look great, love how you did every other one! nice that hubby went to Hobby Lobby with you on his day off! Hope you got a pic of that! ~Marcy

January 6, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I like it! You did a really good job making it straight and centered! Lovely!

January 6, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

I love how it turned out! Good job!!


January 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE.IT. I really do! Great job there...painting like an artist. :) He was very proud of his mom!


January 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It looks awesome, I love it too! Can't wait to see what you stencil next, it is addicting!

January 6, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Our Hopeful Home said...

I love this! Now all I need is for someone to remove the old carpeting on my stairs!

January 6, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

It is beautiful! I like it with every other step too, and I didn't think I would. Really nice job!!

January 6, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Great job - it looks wonderful. Love the shield too.

January 6, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks darling Debbie~ it turned out beautiful! :)

January 6, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger The Barnett Family said...

The stencils added "Just the Right Touch"!!! Of course, Jack does not need to know the truth....of course his mom is super talented we all know that. We all need alittle help ever once in a while. Changed the whole look of your staircase. Sending you an airplane ticket to come and paint my staircase! Thanks for sharing!

January 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger twinkietotmom said...

I love it! What a great, and easy, way to spruce up a dull area! I love the little candles as well!

January 6, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

A-MA-ZING!!! Debbie those stairs look absolutely wonderful and you are definitely setting the bar high in 2011! I just love how it all turned and love that you linked it up to the party this week!

January 6, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It turned out great Debbie. So glad you went with every other step. I think that was just enough. Must make you smile every time you go upstairs!

January 7, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Deb you are a busy lady this week. The added touches just make the house more beautiful. I love the long religious plaque (right up my alley)

January 7, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Such a great transformation. And the candles are a great idea!

January 7, 2011 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

It's fantastic, Debby. Wow! I love it!...Christine

January 7, 2011 at 1:54 AM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

I can see why you want to stencil everything! It DOES look great! I'd be thrilled to have the plain before stairs because mine are covered in ucky carpet *sighs* Vanna

January 7, 2011 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

wow thats a lot of impact for so little time and money..
way to get something done, girl..

January 7, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your stairs turned out fabulous! I like the every other stair :D

January 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Oh Debbie I love the stenciling. I actually looked at stencils at Hobby Lobby last week-end, but it is just something that I have never been good at! Gonna try again now that I have seen yours.

January 7, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

The fact that you alternated the stairs made it look all the better! Not overly busy- just right. It looks really great, Debbie. :-)
Just look what I've been missing while I've been cleaning and organizing and killin' myself for a week and a half. LOL I gotta get back in gear and start some projects! ~ Sue

January 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It looks fantastic!!!!! I was wanting to do a French theme in my guest bathroom and you have inspired me to to do a fleur-de-lis pattern as a mock chair rail now!!!

Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

January 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...


January 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

i couldn't remember if i already commented on this, but i didn't see my name. i love this makeover, it is just so you! great job!

January 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

LOVE IT!!! I had the same problem in our previous house~ I stenciled a border in the bathroom and some ivy in the bedroom and then the kitchen, I couldn't stop with the stenciling!

January 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out wonderfully, Debbie...reminds me of a Tuscan villa...

January 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

Your stairs look fantastic! Why not enjoy every time we run up them? Fabulous look. :)

January 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Debbie!

The stairs turned out wonderful! I love it and I think going every other step was perfect!

January 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debbie, I really like the every other step idea. It looks like art :) I know what you mean about stenciling, it can get addicting.

January 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like it either! I LOVE it! Stencil is the way to go. After removing the awful wall paper that was in this house when we moved in I said I would never use wallpaper. I stenciled my living room just in the corners and around some portraits in the same shades you used. I have also stenciled my kitchen and then free handed accents so it looked less like a stencil. Debbie,... it looks fabulous!

January 7, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Your stairs are awesome!!

January 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Curtains in My Tree said...

That encourages me to get started on my steps I have wanted to paint them white all winter and just never gotten started.

Good job


January 7, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Bello bello bello !!!
Dovrei ristrutturare anche io la mia casa.... puoi venire ad aiutarmi ?
Baci !

January 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Oh those stairs are now gorgeous.Now you've started me thinking.What should I stencil with that pattern.Love it.

January 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh your stairs look wonderful! Great idea & great job too.

January 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Prairie Scraps said...

Fabulous! You painted just the right amount of stencils without being too many.

January 7, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie~ just stopping back by to say thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

January 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger ......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I too am inspired! Thanks for showing the products you used. I have an interior stairway and you have got me now wondering what can be done!

January 8, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Charlene Juliani said...

WOW, Love it!! Looks so beautiful. I might have to try that one on my stairs. We live in a split entry and the stairs are the first thing you see. I already have the stencil. I would just need the paint. My husband probably wouldn't like it if I just showed him a pic of it, but if I happened to just paint it one day....

I love your blog, it inspires me to paint my junk!

January 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

this looks so great, now I wish that I had a set of stairs to dress up! I hope that you will link this to my Show and Share Sunday linky party.

January 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger LisaMarie said...

This came out so great!! I love them! I love your Valentines deco on the stairs!! Beautiful!! I want to paint my stairs so bad and Hubby keeps bugging me to do it. Maybe one of these nights when everyones sleeping!!

January 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

They look fabulous Debbie! Great choice in going with every other step.

~ Tracy

January 11, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger SandyQuilts said...

Love it. Hope the next time I get to Cincinnati I can find that stencil. GD#2 wants a Paris bedroom with fuscia walls and black stencil around the top. Whew

Thanks for sharing.

January 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Debbie - What a great idea. I love how it turned out and the colors you used are fab! It adds the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for linking up to The Sunday showcase party - I have featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

January 13, 2011 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Looks fab girl :)!

June 22, 2011 at 5:14 AM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Oh, Debbie!!!!! I love it!!!!!
I thought I was the only person left in this world that love stenciling. LOL A couple of months ago, I did a a big stencil project in my dinning room. I will share share that soon on my blog.
We are getting ready to take down the carpet on our stairwell, so you just gave me all the inspiration I needed. Your stairs look so awesome!

October 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

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