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Derailed! New Stair Railing Look, Guest Project

22 April 2010

This simple project from Jenn @ Jenn's Corner of Heaven made such a  difference to update the look of their railing.  Don't you think it looks so good.  This makes me think I need to finish the railing on my stairs...  "Honey!!"(me, calling the person who is actually going to do most of the work!)

A couple weekends ago, during all the snow, we were stuck inside. A new project was calling my name.

Country Oak - the color of our stair railing. I think it was hip in the 90's if you were in your late 40's. It's been on the to-do list since we moved in, just wasn't a priority.

Once again, a project that took me nearly 2 weeks to finish.

Downstairs Before:


Downstairs After:


From Upper Landing Before:


From Upper Landing After:


Terrible light in the last picture. Today is overcast and I didn't have much sunlight. But I was too anxious to share!

I am loving dark hand rails.  I am going to do this too.  
(If you have seen The Blind Side, they have dark hand railings it in the house, and Boy-oh-Boy it is so dang beautiful.  I pretty much love all the architectural details of that house... Go rent it today if you haven't seen it!)

4 comments:

Pam @ Design Fanatic April 22, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

I would love to do this to my stair railing. My golden oak color definitely needs updating!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating April 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

We moved to our home last summer and put in dark bamboo floors making the oak look so tacky on our stair rail (as if it needed any help!);)

We've been putting it off because it will be such a task to keep it off the carpet and it smells bad, takes a long time to dry...I am totally dreading it but looking at these pics really motivated me, it will look so much better! Must start staining.... :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia April 23, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

This turned out so beautiful! We did the same and it makes a huge difference!
Take care
Kristin

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