Friday, 4 May 2012

Loving the Details

Now that our staircase is done, there are parts of it that I find myself staring at, focusing on and pointing out to guests.  Here are a few of my favourite things:

I really love how the banister turned out, all the grain just pops...

Seeing as the newel post started out like this...(99% of the trim details had been somehow knocked off over the years)

We are thrilled to see it all gorg now. 

(Initially we planned to have that stained, but because of my epic staining fail, it turned about 10 shades darker than the treads and banister. It was a completely different tone and completely unacceptable to my somewhat finiky eye. So the paint got slapped on and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It helps to make the front entrance feel that much more light and airy.)

A couple different perspectives...

The after shots should look better after I've touched up the paint, painted the wall going up the stairs and put some trim back on the window...but for now, it's 1000 times more open and inviting than we've ever known it to be!

Among the many gaps along the stair case, the spindles and paneling was full of them...

So while I was painting, Darryl got out the Dap and started filling the gaps...

Also, the part of the wall that meets the stairs (on the right below) had a huge gap where lath was visible...

So Darryl added some trim to cover it up, it beefs it up a bit too which we like...

(I still have to paint over the Dap that got on the walls a bit)

And finally, on the very first step on your way up, there's the imprint of a child's shoe.  There are two more on the way up as well.  We have no idea how they got there or how long they've been there for.   Creepy a little right?  It's like our perma-ghost.  Don't tell Darryl that though, he does not want any visitors of the supernatural sort. 

I hope you all enjoy your weekends do you have anything exciting planned?  I have something I'm looking forward to on Sunday that I'll share with you next week!


  1. God they really do look fabulous Linds... and the foot print, definitely a little creepy haha!

    Hope you have a great weekend! We plan on spending ours working on some stuff around the house... including finishing unpacking! ;)

  2. Thanks Kerry :) Hope your weekend is a productive one, unpacking can be over-whelming sometimes!