Lenny Bear was somewhat reticent about letting the old carpet go…… he’s spent many hours cosily sleeping on it over the years and so he staged a sit in :)
but I got it out of the house eventually….. he was just saying his goodbyes maybe.
So after a day of painting and listening to Kudu crying outside (and half an hour chasing her around after the postman knocked and she snook inside) I have painted!
and put out the runner on the first floor landing….. I love it!! Big thanks to Auntie Eileen (who will never read this, she’s 87 and not very computer literate!) who got me the runner for Christmas.
I kind of wish that I’d bought another runner whilst they were still selling them, so that the top floor landing would look like this too… but I’m sure I’ll find something else that’s nice…. or just keep the bare painted boards maybe. Bit of a dodgy picture…. sorry :/
And here are the stairs…
Two questions for you….
- Do you think I should paint the skirtings/wainscoting in the colour it already is (apple white) or the same colour as the stairs (sophisticated sage) ?
- Do you think I should leave the stairs plain (after touching up the patchy bits :) or decorate the stair risers (as below)?
Mine would obviously look nowhere near as good as this…. but basically I could paint the risers (front panel of each step) by stamping or stencilling. I was thinking perhaps in a raspberry colour (like the stripes on the runner and the candle), stamping them like I did the inside of this drawer (on the left)…
raspberry and sage do look lovely (could even overlay a bit of gold)….. but would this all be too much?
I can’t decide…..
But for today I’m happy with the landing….
…. and the rest I’ll tackle tomorrow.