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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On to the next.



Project, that is. It is always something isn't it? Well, it is at our house, that is for sure. The main level is almost completely done (kitchen - check, entryway - check, living room - check) all that is left is that pesky mess of stairs that is hidden behind the fireplace wall. When we bought the house, this is one area that I just hated. I mean, look at it.


Eyesore. Those painted cream colored bannisters are yuck. Plus, there is the teal carpeted steps.


And the dark 70s brown that we have been slowly extricating from the house, one room at a time, makes an appearance here.


So, we started by attaching wooden bannisters to each railing and ripping off the teal carpet disaster.


Next, we stained the bannisters and painted the railings in a charcoal color that is reminiscent of wrought iron.



It is looking better already. We also painted the tread on the stairs that go upstairs black. We would have continued with the wrought iron color but that needed about 65 coats since we were painting it on top of painted metal. We used a black oil paint so it would stick better. Next, we are replacing each of the floating steps going upstairs with new wood steps. First we have to cut each one and stain it and prime the wall behind the old step.

As for the 70s brown steps, we are still deciding what to do with them. We may just sand them down and re-stain them.

More to come as we continue to work on this project.

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C + C Marriage Factory: On to the next.

On to the next.



Project, that is. It is always something isn't it? Well, it is at our house, that is for sure. The main level is almost completely done (kitchen - check, entryway - check, living room - check) all that is left is that pesky mess of stairs that is hidden behind the fireplace wall. When we bought the house, this is one area that I just hated. I mean, look at it.


Eyesore. Those painted cream colored bannisters are yuck. Plus, there is the teal carpeted steps.


And the dark 70s brown that we have been slowly extricating from the house, one room at a time, makes an appearance here.


So, we started by attaching wooden bannisters to each railing and ripping off the teal carpet disaster.


Next, we stained the bannisters and painted the railings in a charcoal color that is reminiscent of wrought iron.



It is looking better already. We also painted the tread on the stairs that go upstairs black. We would have continued with the wrought iron color but that needed about 65 coats since we were painting it on top of painted metal. We used a black oil paint so it would stick better. Next, we are replacing each of the floating steps going upstairs with new wood steps. First we have to cut each one and stain it and prime the wall behind the old step.

As for the 70s brown steps, we are still deciding what to do with them. We may just sand them down and re-stain them.

More to come as we continue to work on this project.

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