Hello friends! Happy almost Spring! Between the historic ice storms we had here in Oregon, power outages as a result of the ice storms and subsequent school closures due to the power outages, I feel like I’m finally getting my bearings again and making it back to relative normality. Although we are still dealing with storm damage and have spent every weekend taking a chainsaw to downed trees and cleaning up debris. But, I’m here today to share with you a makeover that I did MONTHS ago but never got around to sharing with you.
So, I’ve realized that I need a category for home projects called “why did I wait this long?”
Somehow we manage to get major projects, like our kitchen makeover, completed but when it comes to those smaller ones, I find myself procrastinating. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!
But, as the holiday season approached last year and I knew I was going to begin decorating my home, I was determined to not hang garland on the banister one more year without painting the handrail.
It literally only took about two hours. Again, why did I wait so long??
Once I stopped kicking myself over the 13 year delay, I was so thrilled to step back and see just how much of a difference a little bit of paint made in updating our entry.
This space has come a LONG way! Here is how it looked many, many years ago. You can see that the handrail was a very glossy cherry wood tone.
I could not be more happy with how it looks now! Fresh and clean and covering up decades worth of chips, scratches and the wear and tear of an active family.
And before you ask, yes, my children did try to slide down the banister when they were little. They would also regularly attempt to climb up the stairs on the OUTSIDE of the railing. Sometimes my heart still beats faster just thinking about all of the times I caught them doing that!
With several bigger home projects still to complete (we have a couple of VERY dated bathrooms that need to be totally redone) there is something satisfying about being able to check a smaller project off the list in no time at all. Or, I should say, it’s satisfying to wait 13 years to finally check off a smaller project only to realize that it took no time at all! 😉
What about you? Are there smaller projects in your home that you have been putting off? Please help me feel like I’m not the only one!
*I used RePurpose paint by the brand Diamond Hard from Hobby Lobby*