In with a post to show that sometimes those DIY projects just don't turn out the way you hoped. Sometimes Pinterest lies to you. And sometimes you don't follow your first instinct because you think you should be more practical. For instance, I really wanted to paint the stairs white, all white with a carpet runner. But after many conversations with Mr. Windmill we decided to stain the treads and paint the rest white.
Kara Herbert Interiors
After taping off all the parts that I didn't want to stain I got to work. The funny thing is, I pretty much knew the minute I saw the first tread stained, I didn't like it. But I tried to tell myself not to be so rash. I finished the project and pretended that my newly stained treads would grow on me.
But they didn't...
By dinner time I was doubtful...
By bedtime I hated them...
I had STAIR REGRET!
This is now Plan B (minus the cute little doggy).
credit for this image...Lovelee Pea
I am going to paint everything white! Like I wanted to do in the first place. And then I will be on the hunt for the perfect stair runner so I don't slip and fall and break my neck (or a hip at my age..) Today is my birthday...gulp...the big 44!
My To Do List For Today
Return the polyurethane (no need for that now)
Purchase some more sandpaper
Purchase a big ol' can of shellac based primer to cover up the ugly.
Now for the ugly.
The pictures seem to mask a lot of the hideousness.
Stay strong all you DIY'ers! We are on this ride together.
(some of us longer than others...uh, like 3 years but whatev')
Love and Blessings!