Work in Progress – Pastel Staircase

Hello everyone!

As you may or may not have gathered by now, I am a bit of a butterfly when it comes to projects.  I flit from job to job, never really finishing anything before moving onto the next.  I dabble a bit here, paint a bit more skirting board there, start a completely new project somewhere else, before abandoning it half way and moving onto something else.  When it comes to this house, I sometimes feel so utterly overwhelmed by quite how much I have to do, that it can very easy to plonk myself down and get into what can only be described as ‘a bit of a tizz’!

I had this weekend to myself, so I decided to paint my landing, an area which I think makes all the difference to a house if it’s light and bright.  In one end of the corridor, there was a corner of wallpaper peeling.  In true Tamsyn style, rather than leaving it alone, or even just sticking it back down, I pulled it away from the wall.  Then I pulled a bit more.  Fast forward ten minutes, and I had pulled two panels of the old paper away, and half the ceiling paper covering, which now needs re-skimming.  I then decided to step away from that project and do something else!!

I saw this idea for pastel coloured stairs on Pinterest, and knew it was what I wanted to do.  If I can’t have a pastel striped beach hut of my own, at least I can have a pastel staircase!  The old stairs are very shabby, and really I should have spent some time preparing them, and filling the gaps and cracks.  However with one failed project behind me, I needed to feel that I had accomplished something, so I decided to go for it.  These pictures are very much a work in progress, but I’m so happy with what I’ve done, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Sometimes with a project this big, you need to just follow your instincts, have some fun, and go for it.  I also started painting my bedroom this weekend – in my book you can never have too many projects on the go at once!

Tamsyn x

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  • Love, love, love it!

  • I love them!

  • it looks lovely! I was very heartened to hear you tackle jobs just like me, I was thinking the other day how many projects I have on the go at the moment and whether I will ever get around to finishing them! now I don't feel so bad and realize half the fun is 'the doing' !! love all your photos, they cheer me up every day…

  • If life gives you a staircase, paint it in pastels…

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