Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER: STAIRCASE

It took us nearly 3 years to paint the staircase.

This is how it looked like when we first saw the house...




I painted the balusters white 5 months after...



Got rid of the runner a year after that...


After another 5 months, we had the risers professionally painted in white...


Then, I painted the newel posts high gloss black a couple of months ago...



Finally, last weekend I finished painting the handrails high gloss black too...




I love the modern feel of the black and white combined with the warmth of the wood.

Do you like it as much as I do?




15 comments:

Ann said...

Oh it looks so much better now.
Love the black and white in there.

Nancy said...

Charmaine, it is STUNNING! I love the progress shots...it is so beautiful, painting the risers has the biggest impact! and love the black- great job, as usual!
Nancy
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Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

I love it! I wish I could show you ours befor when we bought the house! It was also honey walnut but luckily the banisters were white already, so we just had the rails repainted espresso brown and carpeted the stairs ( noise was our issue with just bare wood ) with a very nice striped brown carpet. Will show you pics one of these days! Good job on the painting!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Looks amazing!! Especially with the new floor in the entry and with that starburst mirror. What a great look!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so fabulous- smashing with your flooring!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It looks beautiful!! And stairs are no small task. Great job on the hard work!!

Jess said...

I really like it...especially with the floors!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

So stunning. I love the contrast of the black and the wood as well. It's the perfect blend of old and new!
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A Perfect Gray said...

wow! stunning difference. looks so elegant! you did a great job gal. donna

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

Girl...we think alike and we may have the same house. We painted our stairs black, posts black and hand rail white.

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Love it!

Dayka said...

Nice, Charmaine! The black looks so glossy, too. This serves as a reminder that I REALLY need to have my bannister updated!

Dayka said...

Nice, Charmaine! The black looks so glossy, too. This serves as a reminder that I REALLY need to have my bannister updated!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!

SHERRY HART said...

What an update.....so much better! Great job.

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