The first thing you see coming in our front door is our staircase and railing. The railing was very old school and I wanted to find a unique design to replace it with. David, my Dad, my Mom and I all banned together one weekend and got to work on a new railing! This railing remodel finished before I started Lilies and Life so unfortunately, I do not have a tutorial on how we made this. I will tell you that it was probably the most complicated project we have done, but every time I look at it I still cannot believe we made it all by ourselves 🙂
Here is a before picture of the railing:
After researching railings and finding ideas on Pinterest, I was inspired by this blog post on The Nitty Gritty blog.
We used Sherwin Williams ProClassic Semi-gloss paint for all of the white parts of the railing and Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain for the railing tops. We used Minwax Semi-Gloss Poyluthrane to seal the wood stained railings.
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We found this newel post at Lowe’s and got the rest of the supplies at Menard’s.
Our new railing is beautiful and now I am proud that it is the first thing people see when they walk into our house!