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We took a little staycation in DC this weekend. We were having some work done in the house that was best done with us out of dodge, and honestly, we needed a little time away from all the craziness of living in as-yet-unpacked boxes and ongoing renovations.
The weekend started off with Avery losing her first tooth at school. She didn't even realize it - I think it went down with her lunch.
Saturday, however, just as we were getting settled into our hotel with room service and PJs, Isla fell off a chair, and hit the edge of a coffee table - putting a deep gash into the back of her head. Ben spent the rest of the evening in the ER with her, while I held down the fort with the baby and Avery, all the while feeling so guilty that I wasn't there when my little girl got three staples in her head.

Frankenbaby.
Apparently, they were out of the skin glue.
So, chalk this weekend up to two firsts: toofers and stitches.

We went on to have a good time in the city, and all was not lost.
After all, we came home to this:
 Before:
 
So, stairs got a B&W paint over, walls went from beige to Cornforth White.  Can't see, but the interior doors also went black.  Then the Stark Antelope runner(s) went down.  I bought them over a year ago on OKL, and have been waiting.  And waiting. to use them.  They feel so good, and offer a tremendous buffer against stompy little feet.
In the words of one Ferris Bueller, It is so choice.
 
We're trying so hard to put our stamp on this house - to make it our own.  I think this is one small step for Mankind.

P.S. - Stay tuned....Barring any other crash and burns, nursery reveal coming rurl soon.

9 comments:

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Good call on the FB reference... that runner is so choice! This plan came together beautifully!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Alison, the runner and the paint on the steps and walls look gorgeous! I hope Isla is on the mend. xxoo

theanatomyofdesign.com said...

your stair update looks fantastic! love the dark floors against those white walls.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Poor babies (and mamma). Glad everyone is OK and love the stairs (and the Ferris reference).

bluehydrangea said...

So much going on!! Congrats to the lost tooth, sympathies to the head injury and high five for the stair runner. Hope this week is nice and calm!!

LindsB said...

I have a sample of that rug that has been living in my hall- I want to pull the trigger and just order it but I'm not sure if paying that much for an apartment runner is just nuts. hmmmm, but i LOVE what you did here- hottie!

from Katie- said...

Amazing choice!! And I'm sorry for the little one... Been there.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

So sorry about Isla's mishap and glad you got to soak up DC- it's great, isn't it? Kind of a European feel. Your antelope stair runner is absolutely amazing and I love the crisp white and black underneath it. Your home is really coming along. xo Nancy

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