Need Your Vote !

October 5, 2009

Hello friends.  I need your help !  I was honored to be one of the weekly winners in One Project Closer’s Before & After 2009 contest supporting Habitat for Humanity. 


Our July staircase transformation was one of the weekly winners.  Remember all of the sweat that went into revamping our foyer?  Remember how I took our blonde oak ordinary staircase and gave it a fresh modern design? 


stairs before


staircase after

Remember how I stripped, sanded, stained, painted and polyurethaned the banister to give it this espresso finish? 

Before and After:

bland to grand

Up close:

bottom swirl


Read the entire article about our staircase transformation here

But oh, I didn’t stop there! 

I also added a chair rail, panel trim, and a wallpaper treatment up the stairwell.


panels up wall

brown and white contrast from below

Here I am, attaching those panels by hand.  Whew!

cg diy

Read the wallpaper treatment article right here.

Now the voting has begun !

If you’re impressed with this transformation, well I could sure use your vote ! 

Click on over to One Project Closer to check out all of the entries.  And place your vote right here.   The best part about this contest?  One Project Closer donated $490 to Habitat for Humanity in honor of all the winners. 

Now get on over to One Project Closer and rock the vote !   Thanks friends. 


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