Home Tour: Living Room and Banister

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.17.36 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.18.11 AMWelcome to the front room of my house! Because I’m almost finished decorating my Christmas tree and banister for Christmas, so I thought this was the perfect time to show how this very bright and clean room look during the off season. As you noticed I went with all white paint and trim for the walls. The plan is to eventually finish the wainscoting to give all of the walls a little texture and dimension. For now, my husband has finished the chair rail and three of the large rectangles on the main wall. But can we talk about this gorgeous rustic coffee table I got from Overstock!? I had been eye balling it for a long time, and debating whether or not to add it to Nick’s “Honey Do” list. I ended up just buying it (obviously) it was the right thing to do.
Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.23.47 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.18.32 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.18.49 AMThe bannister was actually unfinished when we closed on our house and my mother-in-law and I stained and sealed it. It was going to cost $2,500 to have it painted or stained, but in the end I decided to turn it into a DIY. Initially I had my heart set on a neutral gray paint, but kept feeling like matching the floor would be more of a timeless look. I don’r regret it at all! After the two days and 16+ hours of staining, coating in polyurethane, sanding and repeating 3 more times… I could understand why the builders wanted to charge so much. I felt pretty good about being able to put that $2,500 toward other upgrades, so it all worked out. Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 2.24.00 AMThe two light fixtures were NOT included in the house, both were found at the Home Depot.

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