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Improving an Unfinished Stairway

I was feeling frustrated with our laundry room and stairs going down to our basement. There were pine coloured boards on the walls and the dust would really show there and it just was so yucky looking. I prayed about it and then started thinking about what paint we had stored downstairs.

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Well, I found 3 gallons of white/beige and took it to a hardware store and had it tinted a sand colour. My daughters and I painted the stair way and laundry room. I then picked up some discounted wallpaper and we took off some of the boards on the stairway and put wallpaper there. It looks so nice. I was thrilled with it and it only cost us a total of 20.00.

Oh I almost forgot. We had some leftover carpet from our living room that we had been storing for years and it matched beautifully and so I prayfully tried my first attempt at installing it myself. We have had a lot of compliments on our home improvement. Best of all it did not break the budget and we were able to use things we already had. Hope you like it. Mrs Huyben and daughters.

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By Francine from Granton Ontario

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December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Wow what an improvement! Just wondering why you had to pray about it?

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December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Hello
Thankyou! The reason I prayed was because I had no idea what I could do with the stairway and laundry room. It just seemed like an overwelming job but after I prayed the ideas came.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Beautiful! I just love the woodwork -- it looks like something in upper-end homes.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Beautiful Job! Prayer can work wonders.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Very very nice! I have just gotten motivated to do something about my similar staircase, but don't have any help, so maybe I'll table it and just enjoy your photo.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Great job. What a difference. I pray about everything too :)

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December 30, 20050 found this helpful

WOW! what a transformation it looks awesome:)

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December 30, 20050 found this helpful

YOU GO GIRL!! As you know ... "With God ALL things are possible!!" I'm proud of you and you did a GREAT job!

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December 31, 20050 found this helpful

It looks lovely. You did a wonderful job. I think that
was sweet praying for ideas. I hope your are proud
of the job you did it was great.
God Bless and Happy New Year.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 31, 20050 found this helpful

Mrs Huyben and daughters
Functional, warm and beautiful design. They look so nice Id like to walk up and down them a few times just because it look thats what they want.
Very nice work

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December 31, 20050 found this helpful

Prayer is a wonderful thing, isn't it. You did a super job and I bet you don't even mind doing laundry anymore. I have a purple pen from Flylady.com that says "I'm so proud of you". Wish I could send it to you, you and your daughters deserve it.

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December 31, 20050 found this helpful

beautiful job.....it looks wonderful. luv the wallpaper..hopefully will inspire some of us to pray and get some renovating done :0).

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 31, 20050 found this helpful

Hello Everyone,
Thankyou all for your encouraging comments!
Have a Happy New Year.
Mrs Huyben and daughters

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January 1, 20060 found this helpful

I love that you prayed first. The Bible does say to present requests to God by prayer (paraphrased big time...lol Philippians 4:6).

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January 1, 20060 found this helpful

Oops...sorry for the 2nd entry...but I forgot to say I love the way your efforts turned out. Beautiful!!!

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 6, 20060 found this helpful

You and your daughters did a great job with the home improvement job .

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