Friday, October 24, 2008

Log Staircase

I had mentioned before that one of the best things I think we purchased for our log home was the log staircases (up to the loft and down to the basement.) The main staircase has become a nice focal point in our home. We had the builder finish and stain the main staircase. To save money, Greg is doing the basement stairs himself. He's been working on lightly sanding the dirt tracks left from the people traffic and is now ready to finish staining. This has been a little hard to do as Marvin the cat keeps wanting to walk on these steps and see what his daddy is doing. Amazingly, the loud noise from the sander doesn't deter him.




Sanded steps ready for staining!

12 comments:

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

wow... that is incredibly beautiful...


we bought a kit...
I'll have to see what we're getting...

I'm showing Mike these pics!

reliv4life said...

stairs add so much! I love mine now that they are finished - two years after we moved in!!

Brandi said...

Beautiful stairs.

I always think "this is going to look so good at Christmas". Any time we have looked at houses, I ask Frank "where does the Christmas tree go?"

I look at these stairs and can't wait to see how you decorate for the holidays!

Your home is looking wonderful!

Jen said...

The wood grain on the cut ends really sets them off; beautiful!

Constance said...

Ohhh... I am thinking beautiful garland and lights and ribbons and so on at Christmastime! It's going to look gorgeous! Are you spending Christmas up at the cabin this year? I know I would be!!!!

You can tell people that good Christmas ideas for you and Greg would be gas cards so you can getaway without a second thought as to whether gas prices go back up again or not!

happy weekend!
Connie

Denise said...

FANTASTIC! You wouldn't have the same effect with regular treads. Nice upgrade!

Catherine Holman said...

All that wood is just beautiful!
Hugs,
Cathie

SandyVTW said...

beautiful staircase Shelley!

Sandy said...

That is gorgeous!!

Nomad Toes said...

Very pretty! I've added you to our blogroll so people can click over easier. Thank you for your blog -- very gorgeous!

Shellmo said...

Terri - Your log home is going to be beautiful!

Michele - The glimpses of your staircase I've seen (Lizze sitting on them) in your blog look gorgeous!

Brandi - Thank you! And I can't wait to decorate for christmas!!

Jen - that's my hubby's favorite part - he loves the "hearts" of the logs!

Connie - everything you said - yes! Now you're making me even more excited for christmas!

Denise - thank you!

Catherine - glad you like it! Some think it's too much wood - ha,ha!

SandyVtW - thanks!!

Sandy - there must be something about the name Sandy - every sandy I know is very nice!

Nomad Toes - that was very kind of you! You are on my blogroll too - yours is great!

Bobbi said...

LOVE the staircase!