Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Before and After: the Banister

Remember my Plain Jane, boring oak banister?


It has gone bye-bye.

Behold the new banister:



And another angle:



I am so in love with it. When I squint my eyes and only look at the portion of the floor we have done and the banister--it makes me so excited to get this project done!


Now that the banister is in, we can finally finish the floors. More pictures soon!

30 comments:

Jen (and her men) said...

oooh....ahhhhh...i can already tell i'm gonna be SOOO jealous! can't wait for more pictures!!

Elizabeth said...

The banister looks fabulous ! Your house is going to be gorgeous(er) when all your renos are done.

Em said...

I love it! You have great taste! I'm gonna be so jealous of your new redeco'd home.

...At risk of starting another blog battle, did you see the preview for "The Back Up Plan" with J-Lo? The bit with the home birth? My sister and I just looked at each other and thought of your blog.

Melissa Walker said...

It looks so great! Did your hubby do that too? If so, can we just borrow him for a few months to do my home improvements?

leandparkermakes3 said...

Brooke,

It's beautiful! Congrats! I cant wait to see it in person!

Jill said...

Woohoo, who knew a banister could experience such a transformation?! I did not.

The Mostess said...

That looks 100% better! I hate that old oak wood. I love the white/dark brown contrast--beautiful!

Laura B. said...

L-O-V-E IT!

Ashley said...

It's gorgeous! You live like kings.

Heidi said...

How hard was it to change banisters? Mine is so incredible loose and awful, but we haven't got a clue how to get it off or tighten it.

sheryl said...

I want to see the wall color. I am excited for you! What kind of wood is on you floor. LOVE where you are headed!

brooke said...

The paint color is 9 yrs old Sheryl. It is called Beach Basket from Kwal Howell. I would love to paint my walls but Sam put his foot down there. Maybe next year..

Amy M. said...

It looks awesome! I seriously LOVE it! Wow! I love the colors and the new shape. Good choice.
The floors look great too.

Jen (and her men) said...

Seriously Sam? You'll rip up all the floors, tear the kitchen to pieces, but won't paint? I think painting is the easiest part. But I'm not volunteering... ;)

Linda said...

I've seen the bannister in person - it is gorgeous!!

Liz said...

Could not be more jealous...and I don't even have a banister. If Bill can get a job soon, I'm taking the leftover severance and gutting my kitchen!

Mandee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it so very much. I can't wait to see it in person! Yay for cute house stuff!

Mandee said...

And I want your baseboards!

Denise said...

I liked the old one and thought you guys were a little crazy to change it. However, I was SO wrong! The new one is gorgeous!

Hunter said...

Please tell Sam to tell Jason that it hasn't been that bad. I am dying to do a little surgery on my kitchen too. I think jason would rather spend the money on a different kind of surgery.

Christie said...

Ooooh, me likey.

Stephanie said...

Looking good! :) I saw the preview for the Back Up Plan and thought about the same thing. ha.

Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff, Sam!

Jaime said...

Brooke! It looks fabulous! I love it!

alexandra said...

It is amazing how such a small change can make a huge difference. That first banister depressed me. I hate that kind of wood. But the second one with that new floor (which looks amazing) made it look like a model home that I would want to move into. I am so glad fo ryou that you get to live in a cute house!

Jaime said...

Yes yes yes! I want to see more reno- before & after shots. I am dying to see how it is coming along. I am ready to drool!

Corinne said...

loving the remodel! it has to feel good to get rid of that oak! i know it will for me!

nic said...

I love it. I can't wait to see it in person.

Megan said...

Love, love the banister. That's exactly what I want to do with mine. Mine has white spindles and oak railing. I want to paint the oak railing shiny black like that. Corbin is skeptical. Now I can show him what it would look like and maybe he'll get on board and we can add it to the neverending list we have for the house! Congrats!

HAPPYHANERHOME said...

Ohhhhh that is so beautiful it made me a little...ok a lot...jealous. You guys are really going for it! That's awesome. I tell Scott all the time this new house, living off the grid thing is taking the place of any sort of mid-life crisis that may have been looming. And focusing on home improvement is just healthier than most mid-life crisis alternatives. Can't wait to see more!!