Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stair Spindles and Gallery Wall Reveal


As a reminder here are few before pictures-


To strip the paint off the spindles I went through 2 gallons of paint stripper.  Stripping the paint, required patience and repeated applications.  I found that putting the stripper on thick worked best.  Once the paint was removed, I sanded each spindle smooth before applying the stain.  

For best results, do not go against the grain.



The spindles and frames were stained with Minwax, Jacobean.  I love the color!  It took a few days for the stain to dry and the house to be completely rid of the smell.







And after all that hard work, I am very pleased with the results! 

35 comments:

  1. Hello Brandi,

    What a great job!

    Don't you love the sense of accomplishment?

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  2. I love it I have been waiting to see the final results and they look great.

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  3. Very nice, Brandi. Love the gallery composition.

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  4. LOOKS GREAT! we are in the middle of major renovations on our house, so I loooove seeing what others are doing:)

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  5. Isn't it great when your projects turn out like you envisioned them or better? You did a great job, all of your hard work really paid off.

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  6. OK I love love love the frames! Great job!

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  7. It does look wonderful!

    I know you're thrilled to be done and enjoying the results of what must have seemed to be your endless effort on this project.

    Beautiful.

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  8. Great job Brandi! I love the gallery wall this space has really come together.....stand back and enjoy!

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  9. Your hard work paid off, the spindles look great! The gallery wall is fabulous as well!

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  10. Very pretty! I love the after, great job and patience;)

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  11. Beautifully done.... Love it.

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  12. Looks great! Definately worth all of the work. The gallery wall looks very serene and sophisticated. What's next!

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  13. You did a great job!! It looks fantastic!

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  14. It looks very nice!! :) The gallery wall turned out pretty

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  15. It looks wonderful! Your hardwork paid off.

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  16. I like! This is perfect!

    Kisses

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  17. I really like how it turned out. The prints/gallery wall looks great. Well done!

    -Shelly

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  18. The spindles look beautiful! Your hard work paid off :-)

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  19. Hi, Brandi

    The wall art and the spindles look lovely.

    Vanessa

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  20. First time to comment! I always seeing you commenting over at Ashli's. Since we share the same hometown (well, via transplant)...I so needed to get on board. Wow...the spindles look amazing. I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that took. Loving the gallery wall too.

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  21. Your work is amazing. I love the transformation. I wanted to redo my spindles as well...but I'm moving.

    Where do you find the patience to do all of the details?

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  22. It looks amazing!! Lots of hard work but it was well worth it!

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  23. wow looks absolutely awesome

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  24. Way to go, Brandi!!!
    I've been waiting for your reveal and you did not disappoint. I can imagine your smile every time you walk down the stairs and pass the space. : )

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  25. It looks awesome Brandi! Definitely worth all of the hard work. Love the gallery wall too!

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  26. Brandi,

    You should be beyond pleased with the results ...

    How about super excited and lots of pats on the back for your tenacity and patience and awesomeness!

    :)

    Linda

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  27. Wow, Brandi! Your hard work paid off - gorgeous job! The spindles look amazing and love your gallery wall!

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  28. I love the gallery - the hard work did pay off, great job!

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  29. The framed art really sets off your hard work on the spindles! What a beautiful focal point this is now.

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  30. WOW!! It all looks amazing! Love the frames and spindles. Nice job! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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  31. Think it looks awesome, you should be proud :)

    /Sewe

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  32. Brandi, this is stunning! The spindles and the frames are so beautiful. Love the dark wood so much. Great job, girl!

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