When we moved into this house, my entryway was very sad.
And faded from the sun pouring in on a daily basis. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the sunshine that comes into my entryway. I wouldn’t have it any other way! But this house was built in 1996, and I would venture to say that the banister, the stairs, and the landing have never been touched since then.
They have good bones, but this space was really showing it’s age. And as I have mentioned before I decided I needed to tackle this space because it is the first impression of our home for all who enter.
And you know what they say about first impressions.
I am here today to show you some major progress in our entryway!
I have been planning to paint my banister black and white for probably a year or so now. I even showed you some fun stairway inspiration here. I finally had some spare time to get started on tackling this huge project, and the first step was to paint the hand rail part of the banister black.
I started by taping everything off with painters tape. That step took longer than anything else.
This entry has come a long way, baby! What is next, you ask? Well, I have already started painting the posts black, and I will show them to you when they are finished. After that, I am going to attempt to paint the walls by myself. Well, I am sure LC will give me some help with the high parts. I am terrified of heights! And we have a professional painter as a next door neighbor. He told LC that if we painted as much as we could get to on our own, he would come over and get the hard to reach spots for us. That sounds like a much better option than one of us breaking a body part, don’t you think?And after that, eventually I want to give the rest of the railing a fresh coat of white, and also the risers on the stairs. I am also planning to paint the landing. It is also really faded from the sun. You can see where the previous owners had a rug. The floor underneath the rug is a different color. Unbelievable how the sun can fade things. I am thinking of a distressed and faded looking checkerboard pattern like this.
What do you think of my black hand rails? Are you one of those people that would never paint over solid oak? I am loving the change! Everything seems so much more fresh and modern when you walk in my door. I can’t wait until it is completely finished!
Have a great day!