Starting in high school I used brown in everything...clothes, furniture, decorating, art, crafts...
I was a sucker for neutrals then and still am today...but my new love is black!
The last few years I have been trading out all of my brown tone things for blacks and grays
And I'm not alone...the whole design world is going crazy for black based neutrals
Not long ago Steve and I started to bring black neutrals into our home
First we stared with painting our house a gray-beige, then we started switching out all of our light fixtures,
Then came the black paint - we started painting our interior doors, exterior doors, furniture...
And now, finally, the stair railing!!!! We started small just to make sure the paint went on smoothly
And the test was a success...we are in love with the look and feel of the finish
Now all we have to do is take the rest of the rails off and paint them (yikes)
The last shot you're going to see of our stair with bare wood railing
The area we took off to test paint
Ta-da! The begining of the end...our first section painted and drying
A close up: It is a semigloss finish with the wood grain pattern still showing through...Love it!
We'll show you more once we get it all finish (which could be a while!)