Monday, August 25, 2008

Steps, Before and After Pics

These are the wobbly steps to the entrance we primarily use, at least the way they were for as long as we've lived here (8 years). I struggled with how to get the door open with a baby or groceries in my arms with no where to set stuff and had this dream of a landing...

....turns out my brother-in-law is a carpenter and my
husband is very handy (that's an understatement)...


...I drew this on paper and they made it a reality! How sweet is that? The wooden box is to set stuff on and store things in. The top of the rail is nice and wide to set things on too.

I expected it to be more functional than the other steps, but I didn't expect it to add so much to the aesthetic value of the house. I feel very spoiled to have such a luxurious entrance to our home. We've been sitting on them a lot, eating meals out there and everything because we like our new steps so much! Thank you to Andy, Missy and their three kids for spending the weekend with us and making this dream a reality!

5 comments:

Dana said...

love it!!

Deanne said...

It looks great! I can well imagine how handy it will be come winter!! What did you do with the old concrete steps??

Nicki said...

Wow that looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to designer & willing carpenters! Perfectly wonderful, and more than you Wigtons already appreciate the improvement.
Hope you won't charge a fee for a couple of people whom you claim to love to test it out some day. :o)

Kristin said...

Beautiful!! :)