I actually grin from ear to ear every time I look at the banister in our home. I know it sounds so funny, but it’s true! When we first bought this house and started our renovation, I actually tried to embrace this banister. A new banister is expensive and I thought it would be money better spent somewhere else. When I first looked at this house, I didn’t see a funky banister…I saw an open floor plan and big high ceilings! Boy, am I happy I did…this banister is truly one of my favorite parts of our house.
What was I thinking?? This banister needed TO GO in a big way. So did those glass bricks buuut let’s just focus on one thing at a time here!
Darkening the color of the banister really made it pop in our “all white” home. By streamlining the look of the banister it transformed the feel of the whole house. We did build a small landing at the top, but besides that it is all about a new paint job…you would never know it was the same house. It went from busy-funky 80’s to modern farmhouse in no time!