Sunday, March 13, 2011
Smooth as Butter
Anyone who wants to claim that a house doesn't have its own personality has never tried doing a home improvement project and having it be like fighting against the tide, then changing the project a little, and having it go smooth as butter.
Originally, we were planning to do a really cool repeated cat stencil on the stairs. I really loved the design I created by combining a few Art Nouveau patterns. But it just wasn't working when I tried to carve it out as an actual stencil. Finally I threw my hands up and said "okay...my original idea when I first saw the stairs was to put a quote on there...I'll just go back to that idea." Next thing I knew it was coming together with utter ease. I finished painting the last stair today ("That is all", ironically). As soon as I stepped back to take a look, Corvin climbed up on the stairs and posed for his picture.