Gray railings, the painting in the dining room before I finished it, and the built-ins aren’t shown. Now for the updated photo:
Much better, or at least more true to life–and eons away from how it looked when we first moved into our home last April:
While both Chris and I do prefer the oil-rubbed bronzed railings, they still feel very stark to us. Hopefully down the road, we’ll be able to upgrade them all together. As far as process goes, especially when it comes to cutting in near the carpet, I used the same technique I did when I painted the railings gray. You can check out that video here.
I think our staircase holds the record for the most amount of transformations in a single year in our home. You can see how it looked when we first moved in above.
Then, I added a slew of artwork:
Then the railings and spindles got a coat of gray paint:
Then the railings and spindles got painted again:
While the ornate spindles aren’t exactly our style, we are loving the classic oil-rubbed bronze look that will appeal to a broader group of people if we don’t get the chance to change things before we sell. Not that we are planning on selling our home anytime soon, but we don’t plan on being here forever and when we’re making decor decisions “what is best for resale” is definitely always on our minds.
So it took a month. Okay, over a month. But now it is done and it is the weekend! Any fun plans? We hope to make some progress in our entryway revamp and check out a new restaurant in town. And who knows, maybe Greta will even want to sleep in! :)