One thing I am definitely going to miss from our home is the stair case. I fought hard to get exactly what I wanted in my staircase, from the panelling on the walls, to the exact stain on the timber treads, which is Porters Paint – Palm Beach Black if you wanted to know.
Excuse the picture, It’s an old IG one, but I currently have about 30 boxes piled high in front of the stairs and I couldn’t find the energy or motivation to move them for a photo. Packing is hard work!
The staircase at our new home is not exactly my dream staircase, but I think it has potential after I tweak it a little bit.
Here’s my plan of attack –
1. Change out the balustrading. I’m not loving the wavy iron look. I am not a fan of glass, it is a little too modern for me and with 3 kids and dog, I would be cleaning it constantly. I don’t mind iron, just not this design. But I will probably go for something classic like a square timber post, with a big chunky newel post at the bottom. Pretty much what I have now.
2. Sand back the treads and risers, re-stain the treads in a dark, rich colour, probably Palm Beach Black again. and paint the risers gloss white. Again – pretty much what I have now.
3. Create a point of interest on the walls. I don’t think I will do the panelling again, as much as I love it I’d like to do something different. As the wall is curved it is not ideal to hang art or do a fabulous gallery wall. I have an idea in my head for something very simple, but hopefully quite effective, stay tuned!
What is your dream staircase? Here’s a few I found on Pinterest that have me drooling …
I love the striped runner, it makes quite a statement paired back with the spotty carpet. And I do love the contrast between the white balustrade and black handrail.
I wish I was confident enough to do this. I have seen some similar stairs with gorgeous tiles, but this one is done with wallpaper. Wallpaper would be easier to change than tiles, but I still don’t think I am brave enough. Are you?
How about these ombre stairs, It’s only paint … easy enough to change … right? This is so fun!
What do you think? Do you have any advice for me? I’d love to hear it!
PS. It seems that cute dogs are the most fashionable accessory when styling your staircase for a photoshoot, Ha!