These stairs use to be covered in orange carpet from the 1950’s.
True story, swipe right. 😉😳
I ripped it up one day before we moved in, but we literally lived with plywood floors for most of one fall and winter. It wasn’t the prettiest time over here, then, but I’m learning that in life the times that are challenging are also the times when our little famjam pulls tighter. I can almost remember the foot rubs and couch cuddles after racing across the cold floor!☺️
I’m painting tonight and just snapped this photo and remembered that time. Truthfully, I’m exhausted and don’t want to continue this task, but I’m not doing this for me anyways. I’m repainting so I don’t have to nag my kids about their sticky fingerprints anymore, I’m filling and sanding shiplap nails holes (a painstaking task!) so my babies can have their friends over and have a finished space to hang out in. I’m adding a railing so no one slips and falls, I’m adding shelves to display family photos so my kids always see a visual depiction of our love for them. I’m doing THIS project here out of love for my family. I’m starting to look at all of my daily tasks in that manner. ❤️
I don’t HAVE to go to the gym, I get to go because I am not sick. I get to drive my babies to school because they’re also not sick. I get to pack lunches because we have a fridge full of groceries. I get to wash dishes because we are blessed to have hot meals to eat.
I GET to paint our staircase in heavy duty washable paint because three creative kids with messy hands, are healthy enough to run up and down this staircase too many times a day to count! I get it now. It’s all perspective. Sometimes I lose that focus you know I love these moments and days where I’m reminded of all that I get to do for my home but most importantly for my family. ❤️
Do you guys ever change the wording on your to do list You get to go grocery shopping, get to do that spin class, get to trudge through the snow and scrape off your car, get to wake up in the night to littles
We are always learning, aren’t we 🙋🏼♀️❤️What would you add here Anything come to mind ..... “I don’t have to, I GET to ______________”
Not too long ago we were asked to give our recommendation on how to replicate a plaster cornice (crown moulding build-up) with profiles from our in-stock poplar moulding collection and here is what we came up with. The KB361 cove completely steals the show here as it creates such an elegant, sweeping detail not typical in selection, but common in Classical Design.
Inspired by a Greek Revival farmhouse built in New York's Hudson Valley in the 1830's, this cornice was reconstructed using all moulding profiles from our in-stock collection.
This full room can be viewed on our Moulding Design Guide. Just Google "Kuiken Brothers Greek Revival Farmhouse" for the full photo gallery and interior elevation/cross-section to replicate this look on your own.
Nothing like being welcomed home by a beautiful - and organized - mudroom. This space features custom walnut bench seating, simple wall hooks, and cute little cubbyholes for all the odds and ends!
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