Friday, May 24, 2013

Wish I Had That- Stairway Inspiration


I have one thing to say, and that is Thanks Goodness it’s Friday!  And even better, it is Memorial Day weekend!  Today on wish I Had That, I have some stairway eye candy in store for you.  One of things on my to do list is to make over our stairway, which is also our entryway.  We live in a split level home, so you walk in the front door and you are automatically on the stairs.  I  have big plans for this area, and am hoping to get started on it this summer.  I have been making a secret pinterest board with all of my stairway inspiration.  This will give you some idea of how I want our stairway to look.  The landing is really faded, and I would like to do a paint treatment on this small landing.  I want to paint the hand rails black, the front door black on the inside, repaint the balusters and risers white, and add a gallery wall going both up and down the stairs.  I showed you the way my stairway looks right now here.  We pretty much have not done anything with it since we moved in, except hang some art and add a small bench. 

Now on to the eye candy, here are some of the stairways that I am using as my inspiration. 

Have you seen Remodelaholic’s blog?  If not, you should!  You can find a link to it in my sidebar.  So much great inspiration on this site!  Here is a gorgeous stairway that they made over. 

Stair Makeover removing carpet from stairs


I love this railing and the floor.




dark treads light risers stairs



I like this landing and would like to do something like this one on my landing. 








I like the distressing on this banister.




This is from one of my favorite blogs, Our fifth house.  I love Carmel’s use of red in her d├ęcor!



I love how light and bright this stairway is, and the runner is so cute!











I really like this gallery wall for a stairwell. 



And this is my stairwell.  This photo was taken during the winter, so obviously the snowmen are gone! 

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If you would like to see some more stairwell inspiration, I would love for you to check out my pinterest board.  And I would really love for you to follow me on pinterest!
Have a fantastic holiday weekend!  I am hoping to tackle a project or two around here.  How about you?

I am linking up here:

The Dedicated House
Make It Pretty Monday


Wow Us Wednesdays