Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wanna pop? Wanna see our awesome staircase?

Here's our next project. We tore this up when we redid the kitchen 5 years ago. This stairway ends right in the kitchen/keeping room. Hopefully we are going to get it closed up this spring. We are planning to cut a couple of holes high up and install some stained glass windows in the walls between the bedrooms and the stairwell. I'm hoping that will help bring a little light into the stairs.
This is what a frustrated homemaker starts doing when she is tired of looking at studs. I like doing it ourselves........but it sure makes things take forever sometimes. This wall is at the bottom of the stairs. On the other side of it is the fridge.

The ceiling is way up there at second floor ceiling level. I'm hoping we can put a tin ceiling up there. It's not much square footage and I think it would look so cool. I mentioned this to Joe way back when, but I'm not sure he remembers. We are talking about finishing the walls with horizontal boards-very cottage style. It seems like it would fit in with our home.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland

The Northeast

Philadelphia

The South

The West

Boston

North Central

What American accent do you have?
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Of course we drink pop. All our southern relatives think that's crazy...but then they call all pop Coke! They say, "Would you all like a Coke? What kind? We've got root beer, sprite, diet." Or sometimes they call it a soda. They think we have a funny accent and we, of course, love to listen to theirs.

2 comments:

Dot said...

I LOVE your house! I can't wait to see the finished staircase. Let's have a party when that happens, 'k? Or we can have the party while we work on it if you'd like some help.

I say soda...a "pop" is something you get when you smart off to a parent...at least it is where I originated. LOL

I took the quiz...please "pop" on over to my blog and see my results! LOL

Dawn said...

You and I have the same accent, how funny!!

Redoing an old house is something DH and I have always wanted to do, but I'm afraid that it would take him longer than 5 years to do each project so we'd be dead before we got half way through the house.