Friday, August 13, 2010

Our photo gallery & Happy Friday

This project was hands down the most difficult due to the height of the stairway. Painting the walls and hanging pictures almost literally killed me, but looking at family memories every time I go up and down is worth it!






A little unconvential to do rug on rug, but I like breaking rules sometimes.




This was incredibly hard to photograph even with a wide angle lens and there's no light going down to our basement. I'm still adding pictures which is the beauty of a photo wall and can change them out from time to time too! I wanted a neutral scheme, making it soothing and complementary to the rooms the stairway is connecting. So I stuck with black, cream, and brown, my favorite part is the runner. You should have heard the conversation I had with the guy at Lowes.... "You want to put rug on rug"? he asked more than one time!

Resources: Paint-Behr Ultra in Creamy Mushroom, Greek key rug runner-Lowes {husband nailguned it down}, Light fixture-Ballard designs.

Happy to greet the weekend, it's been a challenging one with a sick kiddo and missing husband!! Hope ya'll have a great one, its been so fun meeting new faces!!



14 comments:

blydesign said...

LOVE!!! Wow! That Greek Key rug is so cool! The placement of your sweet photos and art is perfect! I love everything!

Nikki said...

Wow it looks fantastic!!


Have a great weekend!

xx
Nikki

makingstuffanddoingthings said...

It turned out so well, Maria! Great job!

ACH

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I just ADORE it! Great choices... I love the idea of a runner over the carpet. Now you have me thinking of doing that in my own home. My stairs have a landing instead of a straight run, do you think it would/could still work somehow?

The Southern Lady said...

Maria, it looks fabulous! You did such a wonderful job and the pictures are simply beautiful. Congratulations on another successful DIY!!

Bold and Beautiful said...

WOW! how pretty and creative was that! Loved that runner and the chandelier and the photos are great!

swell.life said...

Oh wow, I just discovered your blog and feel as if we could be kindred spirits. I absolutely love all of your home photos + design eye. Simply gorgeous. I am a nurse too--and love the creative outlet I find in blogging. Really great to meet you. Will definitely be around.

Sweet Nothings said...

LOVE the greek key stairs!! ahh

found your blog through camillas..OBSESSED. following you now!

Sarah said...

those greek key stairs are amazing. i want to do this to mine...
new to your blog and lovin it!

Jackie said...

Looks amazing!

this blessed nest said...

gorgeous.

found you via jackie's shout out on sppn.

happy weekend.

Rene said...

I have had your blog book marked for a while and keep coming back to it. So much greatness here. I am finally a follower - don't know why it took me so long.

The before stairway is identical to ours and the after certainly is an inspiration. I love your gallery, runner, and lantern. Just shared with Mr. and he likes it - could be good for me :)

-Rene

A Touch of Country said...

I love the greek key runner! Your photo grouping is amazing and I am in awe. thanks!

Natalie

this blessed nest said...

gorgeous.

found you via jackie's shout out on sppn.

happy weekend.

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