My sister is hosting a blog party! Now, mine is not a decorating blog. I'm afraid all the decorating genes were passed on to my sisters. When they were out hanging with friends, looking fashionable and fabulous, my hair was in a ponytail and my nose in a book. Come to think of it, not much has changed! Still, I never miss one of Beth's parties - virtual or otherwise - so I thought I would take a pause from all of our wonderful children's books and crafts to showoff my own "staircase".
Yep, this is it. I live in a small, one-story house with pull-down stairs to the attic and a small step into the covered-porch-turned-living-room. The pull-down stairs are ugly, but since they're neatly folded up into the hallway ceiling 99% of the time, I chose to tackle the little step.
Obviously we haven't painted it in awhile. Our house was built in 1939, so I have no clue how many times this step has been painted, but at one point in it's life it was a dark green.
Aren't you impressed?!? I mean c'mon. Who but me, with my vast artistic talent, could make a step this amazing? Okay, I know it's nothing special, but it definitely looks better with a fresh coat of paint, and I have big plans for it...
The step leads into our family room, where we hang out, watch TV, and - most importantly - play Beatles Rock Band. We love having friends over, and this is the room where they feel most at home. So my idea is this: to make this step a siggy spot. I'll give each friend a sharpie and they can sign their John Hancock all over this sad little step! Just imagine him covered in the colorful scrawls of our closest friends... a little random, perhaps, but a simple way for this ponytail-wearing, book-loving, decorating-challenged girl to add some personality to an otherwise boring spot!
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