I have been so pleased with this week's work that I couldn't wait any longer to share some pics of what we've been doing.
This has been one of those fairly big projects that I've been wanting done for ages and finally it's done! YAAYY! I'm so pleased with the outcome as it is one of those pieces in the home that you have to look at everyday and what was there before really didn't have the look I was after considering it was there from the time the house was built 20 years ago.
I have to thank my dad for generously giving his time and effort to do this for me - because this week I was his apprentice!
So, I'm talking about the staircase in our home!! When you think about it, it's really a big piece of furniture so I wanted it to look good especially as you see it as soon as you enter our home.
This is the only pic I could find' before' when I had some Christmas decorations up, but you get the idea of the old style staircase we had:
This is a pic after the old boards were cut away - even this is better if not dangerous with 3 kids running about!!
And here are the after shots I took just now so remember this is it still plain pine. We will probably varnish them to finish it. I chose fairly simple cut spindles with a 'stop champfer' cut on the edges and newel post to match as this is more like the staircases I've seen in saltbox houses of the past and classic early American homes, though some might have been painted.
I would paint with a colonial colored paint but that's not for DH and I appreciate that he let me have the spindles in the style of my choice.
Now all I've got to do is put up something on the walls as they're bare for the most part!
Oh well, never a dull moment and I love planning and choosing what to do next!
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