Tuesday, June 21, 2011

All Because of a Rug: Transformed Landing

This is our landing heading up stairs. It has always just been kinda there with no  real direction.

It has sat this way minus the fall decor for ever but I just never could think of what to do with it. That all just changed!

Won't you come up stairs with me and see the recent transformation of our stair landing?

Off to left you will see this saying that I ended up having to hand paint on the wall after we moved in. It was a stencil but the stencil was not sticking with all the texture we have on our walls. It is a lil' crooked but shhh, don't tell anybody!;)

To the right I have an adorable lil' nest. This has actually been there awhile and I am quite surprised that the boys or our furry children have not hauled off with it yet.

It is hard to get a good pic with all the light streaming in from the window so lets go all the way up stairs shall we.

Yes, a much better view!

This rug is what started the whole transformation. I found it at Garden Ridge last Friday. I was thinking it would make a great foyer rug but it ended up here instead. For just $25 I think it was a steal.

The curtain panels I made from my Old Time Pottery fabric, some fab I already had and the original valance that was hanging on the landing window. They could stand to be a tad wider but I did not have enough fabric to make full panels and I think full panels would have been too much for such a small space. I finished the panels up at midnight last night and well I HAD to hang um so out came my 99 cent decorative upholstery tacks from HobLob. They will do for now until I decided whether or not I want a rod or not.

I took the chair down that had been up here for ever and brought up this cute lil' table that normally sits in the foyer by our front door.

I love this lil' candelabra! I have had it since November but just could not find the perfect spot for it.

I also finally found the perfect spot for this cute wire frame  I bought back in March when my mom and I went shopping at Old Town Spring. Speaking of which this is a pic of my mom when she was a lil' girl and her Aunt Ruth. They both have the same name!:) (Correction-That is my moms Aunt B in the pic with her and not her Aunt Ruth.)

My HomeGoods bust and a pretty floral arrangement from Kirklands accents the bottom of the table.

And here is the revamped frame display! I just love this to pieces. I purchased the Bless Our Family mirror for just $4 at HobLob last week.

Thanx for stopping by and taking a peek at our landing! I hope your week is going well! Off to visit a new consignment shop I spotted over the weekend!

Linking up to the following linky parties:

Metamorphosis Monday

Show off Your Cottage Monday

Table Top Tuesday

Wow Us Wednesday- have to wait till next week since this week is all about porches. I would share ours but it is in disarray from working on the flooring and fire ants.

Open House Party Thursday

Transformation Thursday

Show & Tell Friday

Home Sweet Home

Treasure Hunt Thursday


  1. That's a great floral fabric, Pamela! It grabbed my eye right away.

  2. Pamela,
    WoW...what a transformation!I adore the addition of your little table...great place to drop your keys!!! Those curtains caught my eye before the rug!Stopping by from Marty's Table Top Tuesday! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love it. What a wonderful transformation. The staircase is gorgeous and putting the nest there is such a sweet surprise. Love the frames leaning in the corner. The small table is perfect and you have such a beautiful vignette on it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Pamela, I love the new curtains and rug. The landing feels so much brighter now.

  5. Gorgeous transformation! Stunning new curtains and rug! A very elegant space. Loved loved those frames....well I love everything here!:) Beautiful!!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. It looks just beautiful Pamela! Like a place to stop and look around rather than just pass on through. :-) I love the rug and curtains and how you layered the frames in the corner. All of your details are just gorgeous my friend!
    P.S. LOVE the new header too!

  7. Nice job on the landing. I just love it when a transformation happens with one starting piece. Thanks for the comment on my guest rooms. Linda

  8. Pamela, you did good!!!! I love everything about the landing.
    The curtains turned out beautiful -love the fabric and the style. The rug really grounded everything and that table is perfect and the empty frames leaned against the wall is just what that corner needed.
    Thanks so much for linking to the party!
    Love the header too.

  9. Everything looks so beautiful! I love your blog, it is so cozy. I am a new follower.

  10. Isn't is amazing how one little thing will snowball into something great! Thanks for sharing!

  11. My mom used to say she could clean and rearrange a whole house with one new dish towel. Your landing turned out beautiful. I love you curtains!!

  12. Stopping by from Marty's place...How lovely!
    I love the colors and the fabric you found!
    I have some Old Time Pottery Fabric waiting for me to do a slipcover on a chair.
    I think you just inspired me to step back from the blogs and step up to my Singer.
    I am your new friend :)
    HUGS and blessings to you as you make your home!

  13. That rug really defines that space. I love how it transformed the area. I also love that little writing desk. Very pretty with the frames too. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!


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