So. During last night’s football game,
I happily surfed Pinterest for hours,
stopping only to watch TV during the commercials.
Did you do the same?
I was on the hunt to find photos of black staircases.
As crazy as that might sound, there were 12’s of them!
This all black plus natural wood rules my little world!
I had a light bulb moment about black stairs yesterday,
not long after I blogged about the new staircase in the latest Fixer Upper episode.
Here ’tis, in all its before + after glory:
Wouldn’t the X’s be more attractive
if they were smaller instead of all squooshed out?
Plus, that style, while cool, is ultra trendy
+ is going to look dated sooner than one might think, I fear.
Let’s be real — those railings probably cost a small fortune,
not to mention their perfectly good staircase ending up in a landfill!
Wasn’t there some way to ramp up the style of the existing granny chic stairs?
More of the natural wood tones, this time with white baseboards.
Plus that herringbone wood floor is so beautiful!
Here we have everything painted dark gray,
which works, in my opinion, because of the natural wood steps.
Oh, + look at that light fixture.
Black + antique brass = stunning!
Again, with the gray — and lots of it,
looking fantastic with the natural wood steps.
Hey, how crazy is the door’s being painted out like the wainscoting?
Frankly, I’m on the fence.
Check out the brass, though! Winning!
More amazing black wainscoting,
+ what are our thoughts about the stair runners?
I vote yes!
More wonderful wainscoting, but look — they’ve painted the risers white.
Here the spindles + baseboards are left white.
Aren’t you crushing on that gallery wall + their picture light fixtures?
But I “keed”. I think it’s amazing!
Yes, that’s Roger Hazard of A+E’s Flip This House fame.
He + his husband, Chris, live in Sharon Springs, NY —
the same town as the Beekman Boys!
It’s really no surprise that they painted their staircase dark gray;
look at the exterior of their dark gray house!
Now, where were we, alphabet-wise, for our photos?
I dunno, but look. These are the last 2, I promise!
And they are of the staircase of our own Dutch colonial!
Stay tuned for what we will do with it!