Friday, April 2, 2010

Staining Stair Rails

A couple weekends ago, during all the snow, we were stuck inside. A new project was calling my name.

Country Oak - the color of our stair railing. I think it was hip in the 90's if you were in your late 40's. It's been on the to-do list since we moved in, just wasn't a priority.

Once again, a project that took me nearly 2 weeks to finish.

Downstairs Before:


Downstairs After:



From Upper Landing Before:


From Upper Landing After:



Terrible light in the last picture. Today is overcast and I didn't have much sunlight. But I was too anxious to share!

24 comments:

Jenn Miyamoto said...

Wow! It looks great! Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I also wanted to let you know that I really like the bag you made a couple posts ago!
Jenn

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow. just a simple color change really does update the banister SO much. nice inside project!

Amanda G said...

Love the new colour much better. It gives the area a much richer look. Also...a New Friend Friday drive by.
amanda @ myramblings.ca

Rockin Momma said...

I'm a new Friday Follower! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1116 and sign up for my newest giveaway!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv the new look! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That definitely looks much more updated! Good job!

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Wow- subtle difference- but adds a nice touch.

V and Co. said...

fabulously classy!!!! love it! thank you for linking this to my site!

Shaunna said...

Oh, yes...fabulous!! I know that took awhile; lots of attention to detail. You did a great job! Passed through from Miss Mustard seed...so glad i found you! -shaunna :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Sooo much better. It's gone from builder basic to very chic. I love dark wood.

Jenna said...

LOVE this!!!!!Please say youll be posting a tutorial??? I have all white banister that drives me nuts!!!

Fanchy said...

SO LOVE THIS!!! I've been wanting to do something similar to our railing but it would be a huge undertaking. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen @ Noting Grace

Nouveau Stitch said...

Can you share what product you used on this project? I have the same railing that needs a makeover. Thank you!

Ellen

steffany said...

This looks wonderful! I would love to know the steps involved. I don't have a railing, but I have lots of furniture throughout my house that could use the same update.

Michelle said...

Beautiful job!

Valerie said...

This is a must-have tutorial! Pretty please?!

Jenn said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet words! While, I won't be re-doing the project for a complete tutorial, I will definately get pics together of everything I used and a few tips I learned along the way. Stay tuned!

laurie said...

Love it! I have the same country oak railing. I would love, LOVE to hear your tips.

Anonymous said...

Want to do same to ours. How did you do it? What color stain is that? Thanks so much. Great job.

Dannielle said...

I have the same question as above...did you have to sand the post? Did you use a rub on stain? Thanks.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the comments! I did a follow up post on how I stain. http://jennscornerofheaven.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-i-stain.html

Not a professional by any means. :)

Anonymous said...

Good fill someone in on and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

Anonymous said...

heya jennscornerofheaven.blogspot.com blogger discovered your blog via yahoo but it was hard to find and I see you could have more visitors because there are not so many comments yet. I have discovered site which offer to dramatically increase traffic to your blog http://mass-backlinks.com they claim they managed to get close to 4000 visitors/day using their services you could also get lot more targeted traffic from search engines as you have now. I used their services and got significantly more visitors to my website. Hope this helps :) They offer most cost effective services to increase website traffic at this website http://mass-backlinks.com

Anonymous said...

all things shiny and beautiful site aubrey
http://ulog.ir/index.php?do=/profile-25969/info/
http://arcadialiuc.it/groups/no-hassle-comparatif-mutuelle-plans-regarded/
http://www.controlx.com.pe/content/simplifying-important-aspects-comparatif-mutuelle