Stairway Upgrade

Lately I have been so busy with family things I haven’t had a second to get my thoughts together to blog. Seems it was farther down the list of priorities this past week . I have a few projects that I plan to share but they are still a work in progress so I thought I would share a home improvement project we did before I started blogging.

Our stairs are the first thing you see when you open our front door and I had never liked the way the looked. The newel post looked cheap and the spindles were so-so. Since we have  warm wood trim in our home painting wasn’t an option for me and wouldn’t have changed the construction aspects and that is what I didn’t like. We hired the gentleman that did our trim work when the house was built, yes we tracked him down as we knew he could match stain and was a great craftsman. It didn’t cost all that much but the impact was well worth it.

Stairway before:

After the spindles were replace with iron and new newel posts:

I think the changes added character and richness to our home and I like the look of the stairway so much more now.

While we had our craftsman around we had him trim out our bathroom mirrors. Here is a picture of the Master bathroom before and after:

After adding the trim work

They seemed like simple changes with huge impact. It always amazes me what adding detail and milwork will do for a room. I eventually would love to add some wainscotting and other trim around our home. Here are some other ideas I hope to impelment someday.

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Maybe this is the weekend  you take time to attack that project you’ve been putting off. Wouldn’t it feel great to check it off your “to do” list?

Have a great weekend.



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