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I’m ready to make over my front hall and stair-case  I pulled some photos from Pinterest for inspiration.

My there are some really creative people out there.

stairs 1

stairs 2

stairs 3

Holy busy staircase!

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stairs 8

stairs 10

Believe it or not, I’ve been thinking of going with neutral tones on the wall and trim and a traditional black and white stair case.

Kinda like this.

stairs 6

I bet my cats could arrange for me to have real mice on our stairs.

Of course they would be belly up, with their heads chewed off.

stairs 4

Wonder how all black would look?

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stairs 11

Maybe a  faux runner?

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Ooohh I’m liking this one, it feels really cottage appropriate.

Mr. Cottage and I are heading to the paint store for some ideas.

Do any of these inspire you?

See you later, Bye!


15 thoughts on “mice on the stairs

  1. hollyolinger says:

    i like the multi pastel with the dark treads. Believe it or not, we are discussing staining our floors dark.


    1. I kinda like that too, it has color but it isn’t over whelming like what I have now. I like dark floors – your house is big and open and could support dark floors.


  2. Me too, Kim! I have also been looking speculatively at our stairs…the mice are awfully cute. I actually like the one you said you’re thinking of, the classic black treads with white risers. I think the contrast is a good idea so steps don’t become trips…


    1. Oh my I’m laughing at the trips Melissa – I can’t tell you how many falls I’ve had not only coming down the steps but going up. As far as that goes I guess it wouldn’t matter what color, ’cause I’m inclined to trip. I find the neutrals to be very calming for the place I’m at right now. although I do love color…


  3. The ivory “runner” with the red scroll design caught my eye!


    1. Kristin – I have to agree – that one seemed lighthearted and maybe something I could do…


  4. says:

    The “dreams” staircase really caught my eye but I’m all over that white trim with black stair steps, too. The last one is not painted on there. That’s a stair runner in fabric of some sort.


    1. I knew old eagle eyes, wouldn’t miss that detail. I noticed that it was carpet also, but it would be so easy to do with paint…


      1. says:

        If you did it with paint, you’d have to use a stencil but how do you prevent seepage under the stencil?


  5. JC says:

    I LOVE the storybooks! Just seems a little magical. I know whatever you do, it will be creatively beautiful ! Can’t wait to see the finished project! Peace- JC


    1. Charles likes those too. I’m not sure I am that ambitious. I’m thinking there might be stars…


  6. I love the book titles and the stars. Last winter, we rented a little house in West Virginia for a ski weekend and there was a back staircase painted in pastels just like the one in your post. I’ll try to dig it up. Can’t wait to see what you decide. Fall inspires decorating projects around here, too.


  7. Sarah says:

    Those are such great ideas the book one has to be my favourite one! Sarah x


  8. Winter Owls says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do Kim, I like them all but my Ruby would hate the mice one!


  9. Debra says:

    wow! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done. I think I like the black and white the best, but also the numbered one-it would be fun for kids…I’ve got to do our own someday, so you’ve given me lots of inspiring things to think about!


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