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A Step In the Right Direction

by - Monday, June 30, 2008

One of the first things we did with the house when we moved in was strip it of all of its pink carpet ugliness. From the front door, throughout the main floor and the entire upstairs, it was a sea of pink. We moved quickly at first, getting the floors restained just in time for our move in. But since then, we've done little else with the floors, hitting a staircase standstill so to speak.

We have some baseboards to refinish, some quarterround to install, and have yet to paint the banister, the risers and stringers on the staircase. With the Canada Day holiday tomorrow, hopefully we'll get that last item finally off the list. I've already filled in all the old carpet staple and nail holes on the risers and we should finish painting them in the next day or two. The look I'm hoping for is classic - white risers, dark treads and handrail, and evetually a nice sisal runner. Here's some of my favourite looks:

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  1. I heart the look you're going for. Classic.

    We haven't done much w/ our floors or stairs either. Ripped out the nasty carpet b/f installing the hardwood and now we're at a standstill.

  2. In the smaller photo (directly in the blog entry), the stairs look done! When I click on it, though, I can see the work that needs to be done. Still, it's definitely coming along and will look awesome! I love the chocolate brown stain; it contrasts nicely with the white/cream without being severe.

  3. Le sigh. I love what you've done already! Just gorgeous.

  4. I love the on ewith the big clock it reminds me of my house a tiny bit, I am just revamping my stairs, I hate painting spindles , messy tight work.
    Your stairs look great .

  5. Jen, I love the wall colour you have in your entryway/stairwell. What paint and colour did you use? Do you have recommendations for paint brand? We've used Behr and CIL but they are a little watery. Thanks - hope you are doing well! :)

  6. Hey Eaka, we used Benjamin Moore Rocky Road in the entry. It looks darker and greyer than on the paintchip because our entry doesn't get a lot of natural light. I've used Benjamin Moore and Behr to paint and like both of them. Hope your house is coming along too!

  7. Thanks Darling! We're doing renovations on the front porch area and are going to repaint our and second floor (currently it's a mustard-poo colour :)) I love your kitchen and can't wait to see it when it's all done! It'll look awesome. :)

  8. Oops - I made a mistake - we used Rockport Grey in the entry, not Rocky Road. See what happens when I try recalling things from memory :o\


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