Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stair Landing Gets a Makeover at Heart and Home

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Good day to you all! Thank you for the lovely comments on Sunday's post. I appreciate the love and kindness and understanding from you  - your words of support and empathy really helped me get through the day. You are such great blog-friends!

We had the first really warm day of the season, unseasonably warm really.

 So we headed out for a nice long walk along the coast in the morning, and watched Miss Maggie jumping in the surf and chasing seagulls.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing not much of anything!
I did manage a tiny makeover on the stair landing.

Here it is before, with a multi-colored rug runner, looking rather "Fall-ish".

Here it is after, with the rug I found at Ikea.
(More about that trip, and my meeting with Delores coming soon!)

Actually, this is two rugs ($2.99 each - what a deal!) stitched together to make a runner.

 I love the stripes!

I love the blue and white!

These two are my little romantic couple, who love each other!

You've seen them before (here), I move them around the house a lot.

The spider plant gets the early morning light and loves life in this corner.

I painted this wall "do-dad" (don't really know what it is, but it looks pretty good here!)
 with Krylon white, it was rusty brown when I bought it.
A simple change, which I love as well!
(Small things make me happy!)

Those are the quick transformations for today, shared with you for Susan's Metamorphosis Monday.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!
Remember to leave a comment, I read every one!
Until next time,

I'm also linking to Sumo's Sweet Stuff and DIY day at A Soft Place to Land!


Debbie said...

It is all the small projects I do that make me smile even more so!~ Your landing looks great!

shannon i olson said...

Looks great, I really like the do-dad!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Heidi, what a lovely and welcoming sight to see as you go down the stairs. Love the rug and the accessories are lovely. Hugs, Marty

Allison Shops said...

What a nice idea to change it up each season. Lovely changes. Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.


fairmaiden said...

So nice to meet you Heidi!

You live in a beautiful place....redwoods...awe. And I think you may be closer to the coast than me.

I'm a follower now:)

ox~ Fairmaiden

Tracy F. said...

Love the rug and your "couple" is so cute! It all looks great.

Susan said...

Your home is very beautiful! I love your little romantic couple statue. So darling!

Housewife Bliss said...

Loved your MM post, I am looking forward to playing along once our move is finished.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love those little rugs from Ikea, they are so versatile!
Your landing is looking very nice and springlike now.

Pat said...

Looks very nice! All airy and spring like ~


Cozy Little House said...

It looks great! Stripes evoke beach life. I want so bad to go to an IKEA. The closest one to me is Dallas, actually far north of Dallas. So I have yet to visit one!