Monday, August 19, 2013

"H" is for Handrail Makeover

Paint: handrail makeover


We went from barn red to crisp white and dark stain on the stairs down to the playroom:


I used the same handrail, stripped off all the red paint, applied stain and poly, then reattached with new hardware.

One minor change - there was about 12" of railing sticking up into midair at the landing?  I'm guessing this might have something to do with code but I choose to cut it off:


The vertical paneling on the walls is painted Benjamin Moore gray owl:




And I used standard handrail hardware from Home Depot in oil rubbed bronze:


Getting rid of all that red really makes a huge difference:


The space is finally feeling complete now that the handrail and stairwell is done:


How to makeover the handrail:

1. Remove old handrail and hardware.
Here I cut off about 12" that was extending too far up onto the landing:


2. Using chemical stripper remove old paint:


3. Sand smooth and hose off:


4. Apply Minwax Jacobean stain:


5. Apply Minwax clear semi-gloss polyurethane, two coats sanding in between:


6. Reinstall with new hardware:


I'm linking up to:
TDC Before and After
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Before & After Contest @ The DIY Village

8 comments:

Dear Emmeline said...

The whole makeover looks great Jaime! I'd love to redo all the banisters in our house at some point. They're the standard red orange wood stain with gold hardware. yick!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It all looks so beautiful!

Mindy said...

Looks amazing, of course!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a huge difference! It looks amazing.

Debbie - Painted Therapy said...

I just wanted to tell you that I am a loyal follower and constantly amazed by your talent and vision. YOU ARE AWESOME!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

The whole staircase looks great! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-last-weeks-top-three.html

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

love this! Featuring you on the blog and sharing on FB tomorrow! Thanks so much for linking up with OPC and the DIY village to support Habitat4Humanity. Hope to see back tomorrow night. facebook.com/oneprojectcloser

Alexis Middleton said...

That before and after is AMAZING! I want to update my stair railing. What great inspiration.