{ Yardstick Staircase }

if you work in enough 5 minute long intervals,
you will eventually complete a project...
well, complete is a pretty strong word.

there's still staining of the stairs to do, 
and adding some trim edges to the left and right on the risers, 
and may be a top trim as well...

but who has the patience for all that when I can just download the
mostly finished photos and have all of you "eww & ahh"
and move my hyper brain onto the next project?

are you with me?
thought so.
so here it is...

a few weeks ago it looked like this - 

I wasn't exactly sure of my plan for the steps, 
but, I knew I wanted something different.

Linky this idea to 


  1. Wow - too cool!!!! Love it, you've done a wonderful job!

  2. I like that VERY much. :)


  3. Really cute and quite unique! I love the interest this gives to the steps:D Great job!

  4. I love it!!! What happened to the book pages on the walls? Or was that a different staircase? Or was it a hallway? Anyhow I love it, like usual!


  5. This is just awesome. I love it!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Great job!

  7. oh my goodness gracious, you might have just started a new trend!! love it!

  8. Wow, that is unique. Love it!! My husband would never go for it but I LOVE it!!
    BTW- someome elses brain works the same way mine does!

  9. Now that's it. PERFECTO.


  10. It's very cute. I'm a lover of all things rulers!

  11. Absolutely wonderful! I saw your project spotlighted over at The Shabby Nest and had to come by to see how it was done. Did you already have a great collection of yardsticks? If not, where did you find yours -- they're incredible! You did such a beautiful job of laying them out too. Definitely pinning this one!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  12. Anonymous9/26/2011

    What a beautiful idea! Love this.


  13. very cool--thanks for the inspiration, and for linking up!

  14. Love this! Saw you on Primp...awesome job!


  15. I can picture this going up to a dream sewing room.

  16. Love this! I'm working on sprucing up the stairs to our basement. This is on my list of possibilities too. So cute!

  17. Love it! How fun and creative, that is some true industrial chic you added to your house there!

  18. Your staircase looks AWESOME! I’m excited to blog with you in 2012!!! I’m hosting a party and would LOVE for you to link up!!! XO, Aimee

    Overflowing with Creativity

  19. Just love your staircase. I so very much need to get some yardsticks in my house! Stopping by from Not Just A Housewife ...

    ... and I'm going to pin this!

  20. I just love this idea. Looks like something even I could do! But I'm wondering...where/how did you collect the yardsticks?

  21. Anonymous9/10/2012

    This is my next project! I've been collecting yardsticks from auctions for a while. The best thing for me is that I have so many from our local area. Several have phone numbers with only two or three digits. Love the fact that they will be able to be shown and appreciated! Just a bit of local history on display.



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