Some Little Updates Around Here

Welcome to the 115th Metamorphosis Monday!

I spent today putting a second coat of primer over the mural wall in my “under construction” office. I think one more coat and I can start painting. Yay!

You may remember yesterday I shared some steps I bought for Max at an “indoor yard sale.” You can read about that HERE. I bought them to assist Mr. Max (yes, he’s spoiled) with hoping up onto the end of the desk where he likes to stretch out while I blog.

Here’s how the steps looked when I bought them…

After being painted with a stain blocking primer…

And here’s after one coat of Behr paint I had matched to a shelf from my desk in the office.

Next week I’ll have an update on historic Tyson-Stedman House. Dustin has been hard at work on the porches. Can’t wait to share his progress.



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  1. Love what you have done to the steps. I can't wait to see the room finished….

  2. laxsupermom says

    Murals can be tough to color, because often times you get those accents painted in black. I remember how long it took to prep my son's walls for paint when we redid his room. I was painting the top half white, so it was really important that all the vibrant color was well primed.

    I've had so much fun watching your office metamorphosis! I think one of the best parts is watching the items get crossed off your list in your sidebar. I should try that for my next big project. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup each week.

  3. One Cheap B*tch says

    Cute little steps! Thanks as always for hosting! And she's off to check out the posts!


  4. The Polka Dot Closet says

    OOps the mural is gone! Thank you again for hosting this fabulous party, I have linked up a French inspired lace stenciled night table.


  5. Your steps look very nice. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Max will really appreciate his steps. πŸ˜€ Thanks for hosting again this week. I am in – nothing big.
    Have a great week.

  7. ⚜ β†β„―β„¬β„¬α΄΅β„°βšœ says

    That is a lot of work there Susan. So worth it though when done. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    Can't wait to see what color you choose! I'm sure it was hard to paint over that mural. your son sounds great!

  9. The steps have a beachy feel to them. They look like bead board! Very nice!

  10. On Crooked Creek says

    I am amazed at the progress! Keep working…you're getting there!

    Max's steps are darling! In SE Kansas, we had steps up to the doggie door for our aging weiner dog! What we do for our pets!!! Today set a record high on the western prairie…90 degrees…we brought the fan upstairs for Maurice!

  11. thanks for hosting…this is a great post!

  12. The steps are really cute. Can't wait to see the finished room!! Thanks for hosting!!

  13. Great party! Two faves so far are #19 (personalized pillow) and #73 (spring napkin rings). Thanks for hosting and looking forward to seeing more!

    πŸ˜€ Lynda

  14. AshTreeCottage says

    Hi Susan!
    I am so happy to be joining your party today! Thank you for being our lovely hostess!!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I need to find some steps for our beagle baby. She is almost 15 and can't jump up on the couch anymore!

    Thanks for hosting such fun parties!

  16. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Love how everything is coming together in the office. Can't wait to see the finished room (and I'm sure you can't wait either!). I linked up a project today. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Anu@My Dream Canvas says

    How lovely! Really excited about linking up today. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  18. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, Max's steps are looking so nice. What a great idea! I'm sure Max will appreciate them. Thanks for hosting. laurie

  19. Thanks for hosting the party.

    The steps are looking great! I can't wait to see more house progress.

  20. Laura Wilkerson says

    All I can do is smile at the thought of you buying steps so Max can get up on your desk πŸ™‚ Isn't it funny what we little our little four legged babies do and encourage them to do around the house!
    And I have to say I really excited to see the renovation of the Tyson-Stedman house….I love seeing old and historic homes restored.
    Have a great week!

  21. Hi Susan, I really enjoyed your post today. How sweet to make steps for Max. I love Behr colors too! Wow–someone's handy!

    I sure enjoyed my visit to other links today. Learned how to make a roman valance and outdoor jar lanterns for my deck. Ahh..happy day!

    I hope my transformation submission was OK. I've been kitchen testing crockpot recipes for two weeks as a favor to my readers and just finished posting the results.. I was a skeptic..and now I'm a believer!

    We've been doing yard work on our little hobby ranch..sure wish I was painting instead..Like you!

    Have a great week and thanks so much for hosting this lovely party, Susan! You are so inspiring!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  22. CalypsoInTheCountry says

    Great job on the steps! Thanks for hosting today!

  23. Thanks for the link up!

  24. Dear Susan, It's always a pleasure stopping by your place and seeing what you've been up to!

    Pleasant visits.
    God bless,
    d from homehaven in Kansas

  25. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    Hey susan, looks your office will slowly, but surely be ready! Enjoy your day.

  26. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! I know Max appreciates those steps! I tried to get my Ozzie to use them…she's getting on in age…but she still prefers to haul herself up to the bed by clawing her way up the sheets! lol Good news…I now have grandson #3! πŸ™‚ Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  27. Carolyn@SweetChaos says

    The steps are lookin' good. Thank you so much for hosting! I'm excited to join the party for the first time πŸ™‚

  28. Summerland Cottage Studio says

    Dear Susan,

    Thank you for hosting and sharing !
    I just LoVe perusing all the inspiration.

  29. Denise at PinkPostcard. says

    thanks for hosting such a fun party! I'm always so inspired by the great links. I agree with the earlier comment- so fun to see your checklist!

  30. martinealison says

    Courage!… tout commence Γ  prendre tournure…

  31. Little Brick Ranch says

    Thanks for hosting!! Please be sure to pop over to enter my GIVEAWAY!! Here is a hint: Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!! πŸ™‚

  32. Hi Susan! I love your gift to Max! πŸ™‚ Missed the chance to post so I'll be back Monday..heading to tablescapes.Thanks for doing this I am learning and loving all of your amazing inspirations. Sunny 109

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