Monday, August 16, 2010

B & A: Staircase

A short nine months in the making, here is our new stair rail:

It has been an odyssey.  And I mean more Homer Simpson's than Homer's.

We started with 40-year-old railing so wobbly and so low it couldn't have passed safety inspections in India.  And I can't believe I didn't document it in a photo before we had it stripped, but there were two stories of gold metallic flame stitch wallpaper on three of the walls.  It kinda looked like this:

I think it was really expensive stuff, but it just wasn't for us.  There was also a leaky skylight where the drum shade now hangs.

If I had it to do over, I would opt to drive the interstate rather than walk the unimproved hiking trail... barefoot... through purgatory... with no GPS, but I'm pretty happy with our destination.


Jennifer said...

YAY! So happy to see the staircase done. I can't wait to see it in person...hopefully soon!

Grandma DD said...

Finally!!! It looks great! I love your 50's-60's theme. Love you much!!! All three of you!

Kari Anne said...