Our stair hall is finally coming together after a few major hurdles. You can see the whole plan and mood board in this post.
I started painting this space shortly after writing that post and then realized that there was absolutely no way I was going to be able to paint the walls in here with a standard 14 foot ladder. I had this idea in my head that Jeremiah would be able to do it. He’s 6′ 7″ and I figured a long paint pole + him would get the job done in no time. But, a paint pole + tall man doesn’t solve the issue of carefully painted edges. Besides the fact that Jeremiah only completes about 5% of the projects in this house. That’s not a dig or complaint. It’s just the nature of our schedules.
I should mention that he did paint the ceiling in here.
I was outside finishing the brick retaining wall and when I came inside to check on him, I almost had a heart attack. Let’s just say painting isn’t his strong suit.
A few weeks ago, while trying to figure a solution to our 20-foot ceiling dilemma — we considered renting scaffolding and buying a multi-position ladder — Jeremiah was helping a friend move into his new house when another friend mentioned his multi-position ladder. Not sure why we never thought to ask people for borrowed equipment. This multi-position ladder almost solved the problem. I did have to did have to do a bit of ninja warrioring in a few areas, but my balancing skills paired with a paintbrush taped to paint pole got me to the finish line.
Here’s where she be now!
We still need to get our hand rails up, which means ripping off the top of that half-wall center railing, do a bit of touch-up painting and decorate, but this space is night and day to it’s original. It’s so light, fresh and airy in here now.
We want to turn this hallway into our art gallery and I feel like this light begs for that. Stay tuned for the reveal coming late next week!
Sources: Capiz Lotus Hanging Pendant – World Market | Sherwin Williams Eggshell Interior – Snowbound | Valspar Signature Interior Flat – Botanica | Standing Mirror – DIY