Steps

This week's Photo Hunter's Theme is Steps.

Once upon a time, there was a pretty little house with just one thing wrong with it: a set of front steps that had grown older and more chipped and more bedraggled with time.


One day, the man of the house decided to do something about it. He called in his trusted master builder. There were many steps involved, and not much time. After three hours in Home Depot, they were ready to begin.


They ripped out the banisters.


The master builder set to work.


He encased the original steps in new wood.


He put a fresh coat of white primer paint onto them.


He put on two coats of green paint. Nothing stopped him; he worked like a madman through the blistering heat and pouring rain.


Finally, the steps were finished.


The very next day, hundreds of people trekked through the house, all hoping to view some Charming Cottages. They all saw the steps with their very first glimpse of the house. They all trod on those steps to enter. They all raved over the fine craftsmanship and beautiful colors, but no-one mentioned the steps in particular, because they looked like they had always been part of the house. That's just how master builder wanted it. As far as he was concerned, his job was done.


(This post is dedicated to Dar. Heartfelt thanks for our beautiful steps; you know how much this means to us.)
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ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great sequence of pictures! The stairs look awesome. He did a great job. Great take on the theme :)

chateau said...

Nice history behind your steps :) they do look perfect for your pretty cottage!

on the Rock said...

This is too cool!!! A step-by-step about your steps! lol

Lauren S. said...

What a great story! The steps look great!

Curatrix said...

The steps look gorgeous. Well done, master builder. It makes your home that much more special.

Linda said...

That is one awesome job your Master Builder did with those steps - very clever, too, to cover them with wood and paint them such a pretty color!

Can he come do mine???

angelo said...

Wow, what a transformation! you captured it very well, the finished steps look great, good choice for today's theme :) Happy Hunting!

Jose said...

Darn, I felt like I just watched a mini soap opera. I call it, "Steps, a one day make over story". Just kiddin', hey the final product looked beautiful. I really liked your photo sequence.

Incog & Nito said...

Yes they do look like they have been with the house forever. Great job. Happy weekend.

srp said...

What a great story and what a master builder you have there! Your cottage tour sounds a lot like the Pilgrimage in the south. In Mississippi, in particular they have a yearly Pilgrimage with tours of the antebellum homes. It is the first two weeks in April where we lived but down in Natchez it lasts a month. Really fascinating history too.

Bengbeng said...

it looks like it has always been there...albeit with the new coat of paint

pat said...

Great job on the stairs!

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Weekend!

amy said...

Great photos this week!

Dont forget the blogging scavenger hunt over at Amys Random thoughts. Details and prizes were just announced and the more who participate, the more fun there will be..Hope to see you there!

Dragonheart said...

Great story! :) Your steps are beautiful. :)

SASSY MOM said...

Great story! It turned out beautiful, your steps!

Happy Weekend!

jenn in holland said...

What a great photo play-by-play! They did a great job and the new steps are beautiful.

Sueczech said...

That's super you captured all of the play-by-play on your fabulous steps! He did fantastic work!

Mama Duck said...

Wow, what a great story and beautiful work!! Thank you for visiting us and have a great weekend ;).


Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

Lynn said...

The then and now of your steps. Or the make over of your steps is more appropriate. :)

Nina Lumberio said...

Wow, it's like reality TV. The results are great!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, he did a great job! And this a neat series of the steps taken to rebuild steps. :)

mar said...

Great pics, you told the story in such a wonderful way!
I really like your green steps!!!!
happy weekend :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos! It's wonderful how you showed us the step by step transformation of your front steps. Thanks for sharing and visiting mine. Happy weekend!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh nice job with the theme this week - the steps themselves and also the steps taken to make them looks so terrific. Great choice for The Hunt!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Nice story in pictures!
Pretty steps, too :)