Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stair inspiration

 

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Well, the giveaway is still to come, I promise! Until then, I thought I would share some inspiration for what I’ve been working on all weekend – beautiful stairs. ;)

I am thrilled to announce our stairs are DONE!! Well, other than a coat of poly, but not sure I’m going to even do that yet or not (the stain was a poly mix). Oh, and the landing still isn’t done. Or the the little “extra” I am throwing into this madness.

But otherwise, done. :) And gorgeous.

I will definitely show you this week, I’m really hoping to show you on Monday…but every time I say that out loud something gets messed up and it doesn’t happen.

So until then, let’s oooh and aaah over the beautiful inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens…

You’ll see a trend in most of these – gorgeous moldings. I’m like moth to a flame, I tell you what:

p_SIP929804Love the fun color on these! If I had a second stair case, I would totally do something like this:

p_SIP933348Love, love, LOVE the tile on these! I think it’s tile?:

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Many of you have emailed me to tell me you used wallpaper on the risers – gorgeous!

Forget the stairs, I want that ceiling!:

p_SIP933898Oh my. What grown woman little girl wouldn’t LOVE this room?:

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Gorgeous molding? Check. Beautiful railings? Check.:

p_SIP935794_R Yes please.:

p_100176537Many of you told me you painted your risers black. I hadn’t seen that look till I found this picture:

p_100176989Love that too!

Oh, let’s just add some fantastic storage under our gorgeous stairs:

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Luuurve the runner on these:

p_REN606279_KAnd, this is how our stairway will look this Christmas:

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OK, maybe not. I can dream. But it sure will be purdy!! :)

I’m going to bed so I can rest up my staining arm. Back at it tomorrow!!

40 comments:

  1. Please, oh please show some photos of what you have been working on! :)
    Gorgeous, beyond gorgeous examples of stairs shown, there is just something about wooden stairs rather than carpeted stairs that say quality and style.
    Janell

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  2. Beautiful inspiration! Enjoy some rest, you deserve it!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  3. I just can't wait until you show us! I love everything you do so much! Very inspriing! Thanks!

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  4. Lots of wonderful inspiration here...if only I had a staircase to decorate! Next time....
    Angex

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  5. Beautiful inspiration photos and can't wait to see your finished product. I am sure it looks fantastic...Kim

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  6. Your inspiration pictures are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing your version of all of these.

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  7. That last one is what I'd like to do in my house! Thanks for the inspiration pic to show hubby! I've got the stairs and my kitchen cabinets on the list of things I'd like to paint.

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  8. wow. i swooned over each and every one of these photos. stunning.

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  9. The little girl's room is too precious, and I love the storage under the other staircase. Great use of space!

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  10. Gorgeous. I just need a house with a dozen stairs so I can have them all. Just wonderful. I can't wait to see yours. Hugs, Marty.

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration. My foyer needs a bit of a kick and I found some great ideas here to share with the hubs.

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  12. So... if someone were to say "your house looks like it has been ripped right out of a BHG magazine", i assume you would take that as a compliment, right? ;-) dying to see the stairs. i wager that your added project is molding all the way up...??

    i love all you do- i'm only 2 years behind schedule on implementing so many of these great ideas here! thanks for being you so that i feel inspired to be ME!

    1 big question that MUST BE ANSWERED... how do u get up and down the stairs during this process? stain every other one, then do alternates the next day?? so curious!

    hoping to see pics tomorrow... KNOCK ON WOOD!!!

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  13. thanks for sharing all the photos! i need to add some framed photos to the wall behind our stairs, but not sure whether to do black, brown, or silver... the image with the black frames helps me envision a little..thanks

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  14. Those are fabulous inspiration photos, every one ! We're all so excited to see your hard work, I'm sure it will be stunning !

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  15. Love all the photos. Eventually I want to redo ours and they are helping me narrow down what I am thinking. Can't wait to see your finished product!

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  16. Love all the photos. Eventually I want to redo ours and they are helping me narrow down what I am thinking. Can't wait to see your finished product!

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  17. Gosh, this makes me wish I had stairs. I can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  18. awwww. I want stairs now...pretty! Cant wait to see yours~
    xo Susie~

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  19. I love a gorgeous open stairway. Our current home has the stairway enclosed and someday I would love to open it up and make the room below a bit more showy.

    These photos give me inspiration.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  20. Amazing staircases! Love them ALL!

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  21. Can't wait to see the stairs! We finished bedroom #3 of hardwood flooring this weekend. The stairs are on the list, AFTER bedroom #4!

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  22. hmmm....got me thinking maybe you should have a "stair party" right here on your blog! Let's see what your reader's stairs look like!!!! yay :-) These are beautiful but I like real life stuff like yours better....

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  23. I found the idea of painting the risers navy blue from Real Simple magazine. Mainly as a way to conceal scuffs and dings. We did it when we first moved into our house and it has been holding steady for 3 yrs!

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  24. You know I love to stare at staircases and you found some beautiful stairs to stare at! Can't wait to stare at yours in all it's finished glory.

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  25. You know I love to stare at staircases and you found some beautiful stairs to stare at! Can't wait to stare at yours in all it's finished glory.

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  26. I'm doing it. SIGH.. yes, I'm gonna rip up the carpet from my staircase. It's similar to yours. (ACK!!) I took the before pics ..but posting them means committing. I work full time so a full day off while kids are in school (for staple-pulling) is in order. :)

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  27. AHHH!! Show me NO MORE!! ;) I'm starting to get irritated with my little ranch style home! NO STAIRS!! You see what dilemma I am facing now? Those pictures are just too good. I love them all!

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  28. I love those inspiration pictures!!

    I'm in love with those red walls.

    I grew up in a house with black painted risers. I loved them once they were all distressed and worn in.

    Can't wait to see your pictures!

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  29. Hurry! I can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  30. Can't wait to see pictures when it's done.

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  31. What a collections, these are all so pretty! I'm a classic girl myself so I'd probably go with the stained top and white backing. I can't wait to see how yours turn out!

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  32. Be-au-ti-ful inspiration photos. And now I can't wait to see yours!

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  33. These photos are amazing. I am planning our new house and u are helping me SOOO much for the inspirational pics i need in my head to visualize what i want. THANK YOU SO MUCH! i am so anxious to see what u've been working on!

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  34. u make me want to redo everything! i love it!

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  35. Really Gorgeous!In fact I must say that it's beyond gorgeous.These are looking fabulous.I loved it a lot.You know you have been the inspiration of so many people.
    Colorado Springs Carpet

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  36. thanks for the post help a lot in choosing the color combination, and the shades and shapes of every home is brilliant

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  37. I have a stair dilemma, so thanks for sharing all those great photos! You did some research for me. Love how your stairs turned out. Since you are in the relaxin" mode fro now, you will have to read my blogpost for today on amphicars!

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  38. Those Christmas stairs were barf. Love you

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