Friday, October 29, 2010

There’s a Mouse in the House!

It’s pretty late to be posting Halloween decorations, but I’ve been meaning to post this for a while and Thing 2 really wanted me to share it, since we worked on it together.  So…

A while back, I was perusing the blogs and came across the cutest Halloween project for the stairs at Thrifty Decor Chick.  She had little mice running up and down her stairs!  How cute is this?

Thrifty Decor Chick Mice (Source: Thrifty Decor Chick)

I loved it and immediately decided to copy it wholesale.  Lucky for me, she even included a link to Martha Stewart with some handy, dandy cut outs.  I ran right out to get construction paper and spent an evening in front of the TV, cutting out mice.  Then, they sat in a pile for almost two weeks.

Finally, we had some free time and Thing 2 and I got to work taping our little rodents to the stairs and here’s how it turned out:


I love how it gives a festive touch to our staircase, which usually gets the decorating shaft.  Kids also love it.  I think because it’s right down at their level, they’re immediately drawn to it.  It’s very cute to watch them the first time they see the meeces.  I think they think I’m a bit crazy, but that’s part of the fun of Halloween, right?



BTW, I’ve had several people ask me what colors I used to paint my stairs.  I had always meant to post that information, but never got around to it.  Since this is a post about my stairs, I’ll add it here:

The black is SW Tricorn Black.  It is a great, true black.  The white is SW Creamy.  It looks crazy yellow on the sample, but feels really clean and bright in our rooms.  These are also the colors I used to paint my kitchen cabinets and island.


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  1. Very cute! I would like to do this on my porch steps for Halloween next year.
    Great idea on the chalkboard paint btw! Let me know if you go for it, I haven't yet...
    Happy Halloween!

  2. I have mice in my house this year, first time ever and it gives me the willies. Wish they were vinyl stickers instead :)

  3. I have such a phobia I couldn't even handle vinyl mice! I think they are cut in your house though. ;-) {Love then new header and button BTW}

  4. I've missed you, Diane! This is such a cute idea... and they look fantastic on the new steps. Bet Mr. Harry likes them, too!


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