When we started this project, the initial plan was to pull up the carpet on the staircase
replace the balusters-and paint and stain
And here is what they look like now!
After many, many years of being hidden under carpet-the staircase can finally be the grand
centerpiece of the foyer-as it was meant to be when it was first built!
We absolutely LOVE how the staircase turned out-and if you want
to see how we did it-you
can find my quick tutorial here.
Fresh flowers were definitely a MUST have- so it’s a good thing our
lilacs bloomed early!
Of course no room in this house would feel like home, without displaying a few of my
Some were found at flea markets…(I paid a quarter for the adorable
Some from our family farm….(hubby thought I was crazy for bringing home
one lone wheel, but I couldn’t pass up the chippy wood and rusty patina!)
And some-like this mirror, were found in the attic of our home!
Then it was time to shop around the house to fill in the
This chippy bench has been in every room in our house.
But I think it’s finally found a true purpose in the foyer
The perfect place to take of your shoes-or grab and umbrella on
on your way out the door!
Last-but certainly not least, is the light fixture.
Since the foyer only receives filtered light from the stain glass windows
we desperately needed to brighten up the space.
The problem was-hubby and I couldn’t agree on one!
He wanted modern-I wanted vintage.
In the end..we compromised.
We still have one or two’minor’ changes to make in the foyer(removing
the old mail slot on the wall for sure)- but overall,
we are very happy with the way the room turned out.
I hope I’ve inspired those of you who have always wanted
to remove the carpet from your staircase-to do it.
Yes, it’s a lot of work-but it is SO worth it!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Blessings and hugs,
I’ll be sharing my room refresh at these amazing parties-so come on over
and be inspired!