Anyway, I dabbled in some uneasy waters, and have been for a few days now. All I can say is my house smells lovely right now!
This uneasy water that I speak of is stripping of wood and staining of wood. My banister in particular. We had some really nice days last week and this week. Nice enough to open doors and windows for a while. So I decided to take the plunge..........
I'm really happy with the results, but I can't reveal the entire space because I have a few more things to "touch up". But here's a sneak peak... :)
I may have mentioned before, the people that built my house must have been color blind or maybe just blind! Who knows. But yes, this ugly thing is almost as orange as the flowers in my pumpkin...
Pretty Bad, I must say so myself. I've walk buy it everyday and think, WHY, WHY. Who would pick this ugly color. So, I decided to take a stab at it. I stink at stripping ;). I mean wood people, please! I digress, really I stink at it. But this time it didn't go as bad as I thought. I guess the trick is to READ the label, get the right stripper for your project, DUH!
After about 50 coats of stripper, well maybe 3. It started to come off, then it started to get everywhere. You don't even want to know. DO NOT get it on your skin, it burned me :(.
But I like the results, and you know what they say, beauty hurts!
What do you think? Its not completely done but like I said I will reveal the entire space later on!
Obviously I have the back of the stairs to finish and the rail. When I do the rail I will have a tutorial post.
We were thinking about ripping up the carpet and staining the stairs? Can we do this? Have you done this? Please help me!
Have a great day, and a great weekend!