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It’s time for another update on the staircase showdown…
Not much looks like it has changed since last week for me. I could say that it’s all thanks to a finance exam that took priority earlier in the week, but believe it or not, I’ve still made progress. It only looks like little change since four coats of black look about the same as two coats from an iPhone at night from this distance (and adding a sprinkling of doggy dirt and such… you know, for funsies).
Next up, obviously, I need to match the four coats I’ve just done on one half of the stairs to the other half that still has only primer. But I love the black handrail! That wall will be touched up soon with the lighter paint color I chose for the hallway as well.
But now that I’ve painted the handrail, I have to figure out what to do about the one part I’m still not sure about. Do I paint the entire newel post black or leave just the top? I’ve seen them in all different varieties (see below for two of my favorite examples). I thought painting the top would help me decide if I want to paint the rest (the spindles are staying white of course). Which would you choose? If you aren’t sure because my photos are too close-up, I don’t blame you. Night phone pictures can be lousy at the dramatic before/after shots, so I’ll have to take a few more next week after I’ve painted the other half of the stair treads (UPDATE: Guess it’s a black newel post after all! I have some work to do after class for sure).
Be sure to head over to Kit’s blog to check out her progress while I give her the side-eye from over here. And don’t forget, we’ve got several others who have been joining in on the fun these last few weeks! Feel free to send us your link if you’re participating too, and we’ll check in again next week. I plan to have a fun surprise up my sleeve very soon (if you aren’t already laughing maniacally in your head, you probably should)…
- Micha @ Little Old House
- Christine @ Little House on the Corner
- Ann @ Our Handmade Home
- Nicki @ Perfect Prospect
- Sandra @ The House of Bing