This is our back staircase. Way back in March, 2010, I did a post about the “before” stairs. Since these steps only lead to the home gym over our garage, I thought it would be fun to do something a little out of the ordinary. I looked at a lot of different inspirational images, and eventually chose a hybrid. It took me forever to get this project accomplished, and it’s still technically not done. Lauren helped me to narrow down my ideas, pick some paint colors and find a skilled painter. I sourced the bannister by using window hardware from Restoration Hardware and the rope is from my local hardware store. However, now that I’ve seen the finished project, I know I need to get some sturdier rope, probably from a marine supply store. Does anyone know of a good source?
|the “before” shot|