Thursday, March 14, 2013

before & after: stairs and landing

Since our townhouse is 3 levels when you include the laundry room and entry off of the garage we have LOTS of stairs!  This was also one of the first things you see when you walk in (which originally included 2 x 4 banisters!).  This was also when I could see the look on friends and family members faces when they came to see right after I bought that said "what was she thinking!?"  But no worries I realized it was AWFUL too!  So out came the gross carpet...and banisters!  

The same dark hardwood flooring I used throughout was used installed on the landings and my dad and brother were so nice to come up and install new stair treads that I then lacquered black.  I did not put new banisters and railings in because I like how much it opens it up without them!

I also replaced the boring like fixture and added art by one of my favorites...Michelle Armas!

The light fixture is just an Ikea Maskros that I painted makes such a difference!

Next is the landing at the top that leads to the bedrooms and guest bathroom.  The picture on the left is a "during" shot with new paint, metal doors removed front the linen closet, and hardwood flooring being installed.  This area is also about 14 ft tall so its like a giant tube making it hard to photograph...the picture on the right just shows the hideous light fixture.  Popcorn ceilings were also scraped away!

Enter one of my favorite Craigslist finds Dorothy Draper chest that I literally left work to get so that no one else could buy her!  

Another angle!  New closet door, window shade, and another gold Ikea light fixture!!!

 And don't forget.....
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  1. I LOVE the stairs!!! Such a great transformation from the "before." Also, that dresser is totally worth leaving work early for! :)

  2. Wow, Mallory - amazing stuff going on over here!! Such great updates, I LOVE Michelle Armas, and have always wanted that light from Ikea, I don't have a great spot for it! Can't believe you scored that chest on CL!


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