Friday, November 9, 2012


Seems like ages ago

that the art loft looked like this 

and the stairs 
looked like this
( break going on!)

I remember how excited I was to have sheet rock
I got so spoiled along the way I suppose
because then I wanted

Holy Jerico!  Paint color that is!
Do you remember this old table I bought at a garage sale in Lubbock?

and the sweet birds...the painting is still wrapped up
I actually might change the wall color due to this painting
it's not the one I chose the paint color around and it's a bit too Kelly
Just playing around with what I have that I might put here
that's my favorite part of it all!
and after the paint...well, (spoiled me) I wanted the stairs to be kind of 

So we got some tiles

16 different patterns

one design for each stair

Pretty colorful
the brick wall will be painted once the trim and molding are up
although...I'm kind of liking the raw look of the brick
this brick wall was covered with lots of mortar on it
it's original to the old house built in 1921
the railing is plain old sucker in water well sucker rod...and cedar
See those cute little stair lights?
Just like the Lyric Theatre
they cast the softest glow for those who wander during the night

Just have to 
stain the concrete (or lay tile...still undecided)
paint/glaze the wall or hang the original art choice
install the air vents
and a few other little odds and ends
for the most part
it's a nearly complete project!

You are looking at my excuse to not 
go to the gym to work out because
I imagine that I do my own version of the
stair stepper more here than I ever did there

my butt is sore most days
and about the same size either way


StagerLinda said...

I love that your house shows so much personality and whimsey! Love those tile stairs and the green wall color and all of your cool acquisitions. None of my biz--but I love the brick wall raw. All those steps are a definite butt blaster.

carolyn bradford said...

What a cheerful, fun home! The loft stairs turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh things are coming along beautifully!! The painting that is still wrapped, I copied a painting from a calendar at Hallmark and it was THAT painting, I'm certain, its beautiful, and best yet, I had to paint my from memory and dang it I think I got the colors pretty close, do you know who painted that, I didn't buy the calendar the day I saw it , I just banked the memory away and painted it, I would love to know who's beautiful work it is,

Anonymous said...

I was so wrapped up in the art I forgot to say how beautiful everything is, of course you know that I think that anyway but honestly , your home is a treasure trove of beautiful objects, yup, its just a dream, it surely is,

stefanie said...

wow, i love the different tiles!!! what a statement!

Marina Pérez said...

Great result Gina! you don't need the gym you can go upstairs, go downstairs, go upstairs, go downstairs, go upstairs, go downstairs and enjoy your tiles while you sing New York, Newwww Yooooorrrkkkkk,


Lo veo y me gusta said...

Que colorido y vitalidad tiene, aparte del ejercicio que puedes hacer como dice Marina ;-)
Que tengas buen fin de semana


I love that color! It is so happy and looks great with your tiles! Don't mistake having stairs in your home for a know that won't work right :) Just saying....

By Nela said...

Un trabajo perfecto.



Annmarie Pipa said...

your home is beautiful! so fun and warm and happy. I know you know how blessed you are!
happy weekend.

Heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love it, Gina. I'm really liking the rustic look of the unpainted brick with the tiles on the stairs - the reds pick tie it together well.
Can't wait to see the glazed walls - what are you using to glaze them?

And I also use the same type of excuse for skipping the gym - why do I need to work out when I'm up and down a ladder all day stripping wallpaper, painting cabinets, lifting furniture? But I'm still not losing any weight.

Happy Weekend, my friend. We're off to choose kitchen countertops!!

Leslie said...

Looks great Gina! What a fun style you have :) and I chuckled when you said .."excuse for not going to the gym" .. We are still in the process of a (small compared to what you're doing) kitchen re-do. It IS a workout and I have no energy for much else after working in the house all day! Ya know what I'm say-in??


Happy Homemaker UK said...

Wow! I love how you have thought of every detail. It looks fantastic is so personalized!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said... that ending!

MY GOODNESS this is good news! Look at this magical home of your unfold into MORE of a magical space! BRAVO! There are some homes that have so many interesting nooks and crannies them and YOURS is one of them!

Thank you my dear for visiting my post. TAKE IN ALL THE BEAUTY, LET IT ALL OUT IN ART. I see that you DO! Anita

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said... get to enjoy your beautiful loft and workout...nice!! I love the tiles, Gina. They remind me of Portugal and Italy.'s been fun following all that construction!

Anonymous said...

Wow - it's beautiful! Definitely the home of an artist!!!

podso said...

I love, love what you've done with the stairs.

Maureen Stevens said...

the stairs just have so much personality! love!

Maria Elena said...

It looks so beautiful! I just love the stairs so much!!! I always wanted to do this to mine with the tile. Remind me of the homes in the south of Spain. Your home is beautiful!

Nancy said...

Oh my I love those stairs and to see such progress! wow, it really looks spectacular! I know you must be so happy to have so much done! good job on the tile work friend!
xo Nancy