Come on Up !

The stairs are finished ! Yippeee!

I am so excited about this as it has taken “a while”  for us to get around to completing all the painting required.  You can imagine with five people going up and down the stairs several times a day, there never seems to have been a time when the traffic was light enough to allow us to paint and dry sufficiently.  Coats were added at random times and now it is finally the “right” colour. 

The stenciled words are a quirky finishing touch .  Milo popped his rabbit on the stairs this morning, complete with raised leg.  Think he may have his mummies eye for styling !

Painted to compliment the beautiful Laura Ashley wallpaper purchased in a sale several years ago, I am really happy with the end result.  As for the four men in our home ….. 


One of the rare moments when No 1 son helped around the house.  Can’t believe how small he is in this photo,At nearly 16 yrs old now he is nearly as tall as his dad !




  1. gidders1
    March 15, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    OMG I love love love love love it

  2. WhiteLily
    March 15, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    wow, wow, wow!!! I LOVE it!!

  3. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    Gidders1 and WhiteLily Thank you : ) MEEEEE TOOOOO ! Not so sure about the men in my home, they just smile now and sigh ! xx

  4. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    Mom, doesn't he ! Milo plopped him there this morning and I am under strict instructions not to move him xx

  5. carole
    March 15, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    Oh Wow how gorgeous does that look. I love the stairs and the wallpaper is to die for. xxx

  6. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 1:57 pm

    Carole, thank you. I really like it. It is very pink but nice to be a bit different and very cheap to do xx

    March 15, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Oooh I've been waiting for this post! I've seen snippets of your beautiful stairs before but to see the full effect – WOW! Love the stairs, love the stencils, love the wallpaper and love the bunny too Milo 😉

  8. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    MostlyYummy thank you sweetie, couldn't get the whole staircase in, but you can see the effect. xx

  9. Katie
    March 15, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    I have been waiting for this post!!!! I have to move in with you, I simply have to!! You are amazing! X

  10. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    Kaite, thank you, you are sooo funny xxx

  11. missielizzie
    March 16, 2011 / 7:42 am

    Wow, that looks amazing. So inviting :0)

  12. Teri Coleman
    March 16, 2011 / 10:52 am

    WOW it's stunning I love it too 🙂 ooh I want my own house to decorate!! 🙂

  13. Beadzoid
    March 16, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    That's gorgeous! Wouldn't look out of place in the home glossies and that wallpaper is to die for! Fab bunny too 🙂 xX

  14. Karen Jones
    March 16, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    You girls are sooooo fab. Thank you all for such wonderful comments. xx

  15. Karen Jones
    March 18, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Hi Lottie, lovely to see you here. Thank you for your kind comment. xx

  16. saraeden
    March 20, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Oh my they look fab, i am waiting to paint my stairs again but am held up (no pun intented there) by Chris being on crutches still !! Sara x

  17. Poppy Loves
    May 16, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    It's lovely! Where did you get your stencils from? Or did you make them yourself..? 😉

  18. Karen Jones
    May 16, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Hi Poppy, we bought them, can't remember the name of the company will try and find it for you xx

  19. Renee
    June 8, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    yes, where did you order your stencil for come on up? I'm considering doing the same for my stair project.

  20. icklebabe_com
    April 2, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    Can't believe I missed this post, I think these are the prettiest stairs ever, ever! X

  21. icklebabe_com
    April 2, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Can't believe I missed this post, I think these are the prettiest stairs ever, ever! X

  22. catherine
    April 28, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Wow i absolutely love it they look like they should be on the front cover of a home magazine. I never thought before about the traffic issues of painting stairs not something i would be able to attempt for awhile with a toddler going up and down all hours of the day and night.Love the wall paper too really works well with the gourgous staircase.Thanks for linking up xx

  23. Glasgow Mummy
    May 4, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    I love them! I'm thinking about painting my staircase too… it's on my list! 🙂

  24. Heidi
    March 10, 2014 / 9:03 am

    Hello Karen – this is so lovely, also with the wall paper. My stairs are my big project for the house this year and this gives me great inspiration!

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