Friday, November 9, 2012

Door Casings, Newels and Balusters...Oh My!

"Getting my steps in" around the neighborhood on Halloween night, I peaked, from the street, inside other homes as people opened their doors to answer the call. I noticed the entryways of several homes (some much better than others) and came back and immediately proclaimed, "We gotta do something about this!"

The next night, schlepping home with the bacon, I was surprised - not with simmering soup on the stove, but with the absence of a stairway railing, as well as the passé balusters attached therein!

Once we decided to update the stairway, well you know what happens! We decided to paint our outdated oak doors, Shawn supersized the door casing and added an inch or two to the baseboards - these inexpensive and fun tricks are giving our humble abode a little lift.

This is what I've been doing helping with lately instead of blogging...
Adding a little height to the baseboard was a genius idea, Shawn!

Vocab word of the day - this is a newel, sans cap.
I got this photo before the last baluster was removed!
I never knew I liked spindles so much!
My contribution - it's really hard to mess up painting doors!

1 comment:

  1. Ohh! I"m excited to see these new projects!