Monday, November 7, 2011

Staircase...before and after

When we moved into the house there were quite a few items on the must do list
to make the house our style:
new carpet
new wood floors
new granite countertops
new lights
But...since we had to be practical with our budget...the first thing I decided to tackle was our
STAIRCASE!
Here she is before paint:
I sanded her down...getting all of the chipped varnish off...
She also had a lot of scrapes from some pet that had lived here.
Then I primed her with a layer of KILZ 2.
Covers over the stains...

There I am...my hubby wanted to take this picture to show you all that I really did it.
Each and every spindle.
Argh...I hate spindles right now.
I think each one took about 15 minutes...I was so worried about drips. 
After priming...painting...and painting again...
I sanded it down to make it smooth... 
Then one last ROLLED coat...and another sand with 200 grit sandpaper and here she is... 
Here is our banister from the top of the stairs.
Matt hung the pictures for me...I LOVE IT! 
It reminds me of all of the amazing people in my life!

What do you think of the white banister?

5 comments:

jennifer said...

Amy! I LOVE it!!! SO cute :) Love how you did the picture frames up the wall too :) Love the sneak peaks into your new home!! Love you! - Jenn

Julie Kramer said...

Great job on the staircase rails Amers! Kudos to Matt for hangin' all the frames! Looks fabulous! ~Juls

Cannon & Henry said...

Oh, my... so many spindles! Nice work. I love it, and I love the photo wall!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Amy! Your new house looks fabulous. I hope to see you guys at the VanDyken Christmas Party.
Jackie Martin

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