Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a difference!

It has been busy, busy, busy here. My BFF came down and spent a week to help me with some of the moving and lots of decisions. We have had a wonderful time together.

I wanted to share with you one very big change. Here is a picture of the carpeted stairs as it was when we bought the house.

Down to the bare bones.

The beginning of a new look.

The completed make over!

Aren't they gorgeous?? My brother in law is a contractor and did the work. We are so happy with the new look.

Hope you are having a great week. More to come .....

36 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow what a difference! Love it!

Darlene said...

Beautiful.

Ivory Spring said...

Your new stairs are to die for, Jocelyn!

Kim D. said...

Wow, it is gorgeous!! Your house is so beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Those stairs are wonderful! I love hardwood..it makes anything instantly warmer.

Susan said...

Beautiful!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my ... is he for loan....

Is it real hardwood? Beautiful

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

They are beautiful!! It's been fun watching your new house take shape and look like YOUR home. :-)

Terry said...

Love the new stairs!! Your BIL does great work! :0)

Lis said...

Wow, well done for seeing the potential in your stairs, they are wonderful now.

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a huge difference!

Kaaren said...

Simply awesome! The transformation is amazing!

luv2quilt2 said...

Gorgeous!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Beautiful!!!

Carol said...

What an amazing transformation. I love the look of nice wood. I like it much better than the carpet.

Pat said...

Beautiful, my dear. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting!

call me crazy said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had a BIL contractor!~ oh wait~ I don't have any sisters. LOL ;-) I do love your stairs!!

Allie said...

Wow - that is a difference - it looks beautiful!

Jackie said...

I love the new work! There is just something about wood that I love. And carpet always shows the wear and tear.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such a wonderful difference - excellent decision and great work.

Pat said...

WONDERFUL look to your stairs! Things are coming along so nicely.

Joanne said...

Way better! My husband did the same at our house.

Cyndi said...

Oh wow, those stairs look gorgeous! I love hardwood...all the floors in my house are hardwood - and need to be refinished. Does your BIL travel? LOL!!! Seriously, it looks so much better and warmer!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Laurie said...

They look SO nice!! Mmmmm, do you think your BIL would travel to TX? LOL!

Barb said...

What a statement those new stairs make....so awesome.

Crispy said...

OMGosh Jocelyn!!! The stairs are GORGEOUS, I would be afraid of walking on them for fear of scratching them!

Crispy

Valerie said...

I for sure have a lot of catching up on this new house! The stairs are gorgeous! We are getting in the mood to sell our home. I doubt it will be anytime soon but we are wanting to downsize in yard and house so we can have some fun! I will catch up on your house tomorrow while I am in the hotel!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your stairs... all that beauty- will make you feel elegant just walking up them!

Shirleymac said...

Gorgeous! I want hardwood too. Bet I'm been whining for it longer than you have *LOL*

Quilt Hollow said...

So pretty! Isn't it amazing how they came to life? Just like quilting makes the quilt.

Miri said...

Gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, yes so much prettier. He did a great job.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--your steps look fantastic!!! You must be so excited!!!!!
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxox

Shelly said...

How beautiful! Great decision there . . .

P. said...

Wow, that's an amazing transformation!!

quiltingnana said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed your pics of the ongoing decorating of your new house. If all goes well, I may have the same task in a couple of months!
I became a follower!