We live in a house that was built in the early 90’s and have lived here for almost 16 years. Raising four boys and starting a business pushed some of our home projects for a bit – though we did a kitchen remodel, replaced the flooring in the downstairs and have now started in the upstairs bathrooms! One area I have wanted to tackle for a while now is our entry area. It is mostly stairs so we knew this would make a big impact!
The original spindles felt dated to me and in all my pinterest research, I was drawn to the farmhouse square style. Lucky for me, I have a handy husband! He researched what size we needed, ordered at a local hardwood specialty store, Northwest Lumber, and then cut the boards to size. I also felt the tops of the posts were a little outdated so we found a more famhouse modern style cap to cover. He cut the exisiting top off and we put the cap over it.
Next, the paint…I used Jolie in Espresso on the banister and we primed and then used our regular trim paint for the baseboards, spindles and surround. The best part of the whole project was painting with the majority of the spindles out of the way! It was so easy.
Then, the carpet…It’s a bold choice, I know. I wanted something eye-catching and fun. We have a lot of bright colors in our home and thought a neutral was in order but the herringbone/chevron gave us the style we wanted. Claghorn Flooring, a Zionsville business, had the carpet and we used them for install.