Then....this a.m. I was up at 5....painting before work...see how nice they look now?
I also glazed the rail.
The most exciting part? I'm going to mom and dad's tonight to pick up a nice little gift my daddy just happened to "find" in his garage......a compound miter saw!!!! It's not new by any stretch of the imagination. However, I think he thinks I'm "responsible enough"...and a small step-up from "beginner". I can't tell you how excited I am, not only to be getting such an awesome gift, but because MY dad thinks I can do this whole DIY thing...He's a perfectionist...I think that's where I get it. BTW-he has two compound miter saws, so he is GIVING IT TO ME....FREE!!!!!! See, I told you, he just gets me! I love him~! So, anyway, since I'll have a new toy, I'm planning on finishing up some cuts for my board and batten wall (OOPS! SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).....hopefully I'll have this done by Sunday....NOT ONLY because I received the shipping confirmation for my runner....and it'll be here tomorrow!!!! but also because I'd love nothing better than to be sitting on my couch behind my sewing machine sewing the runner for my steps, while smiling at the gaping hole under my stairs, and occasionally glancing over at the football games! Oh, Sundays, how I love you! I promised Mr. A2B I wouldn't cut the hole until the stairs were done....that's where the board and batten came in....trying to determine whether I was going to put open shelving or a club house, or storage in there....but IF I want to put a door there, no problem....I can board and batten one....and it'll blend in.....
I said I needed to cut the hole for storage, but now I'm wondering if I can figure out how to wire it for lighting....hmmmmm.....there is a "secret door that leads to the Kid's closet?!?! Geeeeeze...I need to get these stairs done~! Thanks for hanging out with me today!