I don’t like heights. Have I told you that before? Well, I don’t like heights. I also don’t like bridges too much either, which I guess kind of goes along with the heights issue.
I’m good if something solid is under me – like when I put on the metal roof in the snow. There was still something solid under me, so I was ok. Now, climbing the ladder to get on the roof – that’s where the issue lies. I’m a real whack job.
Back in August of last year, Behr asked me to makeover a few different spaces in my house. One was the hallway, one was the guest room / Bill’s room and one was the stairwell. Now, if you remember correctly, I had actually paid someone to paint that same stairwell last spring – paying someone to paint is a thing I rarely do. However, when it was between me teeter-tottering on a ladder which was on stairs and paying someone else to teeter-totter on the ladder, I gladly paid the money. I told them I had just had my stairwell painted, but that I could do an accent wall on the wall of the stair landing.
When I said this, I may or may not have been A. either fully awake or B. sober, because it never crossed my mind that this project would still require me to climb up a very tall ladder in a two-story stairwell.
I was sweating like a hooker in church during the whole process, y’all.
Much to my surprise, I survived and didn’t even twist my ankle.
However, we had borrowed this convoluted ladder deal from my in-laws so I could do this project and once I got it up, I couldn’t get it down. Bill and I literally had to finagle the ladder down into the man cave then up the stairs and out the front door into the front yard to figure out how to close the durn thing up.
The neighbors got a fantastic show that day.
Anywho, the full tutorial for that abstract circle accent wall (which is not limited to two-story stairwells), along with the tutorial for how I made the half black-half white walls in Bill’s room and a very green and white hallway makeover is on the Behr Designer Stories site.
Y’all, they even made a fancy page just for me. I feel so important.
That will pass though as soon as I get up from my desk chair here, walk by the mirror and see that I’m still sporting the sweats I slept in last night.
Disclosure: I was provided product by BEHR and compensated to write about this project but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.