Thursday, February 28, 2013

Inspiration ~ White Staircase.

Once upon a time I wrote a post about my staircase. Where it began, how far it's come and what to do next.
I did nothing. I'm the queen of talking big and not coming through. I get distracted and onto something else.

Anyway, let's have another look shall we? Here was the staircase when I moved into the house. Actually, it's a pretty good example of how the rest of the house looked in general.

Pretty isn't it?

Right away, I had the treads refinished when the floors were done. I also painted the risers white. Looking a lot better.

I also did a little diy project by adding some moldings to give the look of recessed panels.

Over the last couple of years, I tossed around the idea of painting all the balusters and leaving the handrail white. Then I counted them all. Frankly, the thought of taping off each one so that I could paint, make me tired.

The good news is that I've realized I really just want the whole thing white. Every time I see white painted staircase, I'm even more convinced. Case in point, the latest edition of Style At Home magazine. I came across this photo in a spread about a beautiful Toronto home.

I'm sold. It feels so bright! Just what the hallway needs. However, there is a lot of work to before I could paint. 
  • sand
  • tape the base of each baluster, at the tread. (I'm not a fab painter)
  • prime 
  • Paint!
Now to find the time and the inspiration. I think it will be awesome.. what do you think?

*Update on the kitchen cabinet... I got a bit too excited. We had some issues with the drawers and they are coming back tomorrow to fix them up. If all goes well, I'll get some good photos this weekend!


  1. Go for it! I think it will look lovely white :)

  2. Go for it! It will be a lot of work, but that pales when you think about the amount of time you'll have to enjoy it!

  3. I think it will look great! It would really brighten the space & look so fresh!

  4. White would look great. It's pretty much a "must", but also so much work. I feel your pain, and don't blame you AT ALL for putting it off. :) Can't wait to see the kitchen.

  5. I think it is going to be so lovely white! Can't wait to see it.

  6. This is exactly what I would want to do with the stairs here...white white white! Cannot wait to see the results!

  7. Good choice but man, I do not envy that job! Good luck:) It'll look great.

  8. White will look pretty but I love the original real wood look. Have you thought about perhaps just making the treads darker to match the stain of the railing? Not sure how that would look with the rest of your floors but I can't see that from the photos. The darker treads and railing make the white moldings pop and is such a pretty look. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

  9. I love a painted staircase although I'm sure it will be a ton of work. Maybe this is one of those times when you hire out the work?!

  10. It's going to be beautiful white!! Look forward to seeing the reveal!!


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