I guess it wasn't bugging me very much, since I put it off for 13 years. Well...
This is the after pic.
...now, I know this doesn't look too exciting, but back in 2000, we did some remodeling to the downstairs, and in addition, we had this area done, too. Here's the story.
When we bought the house, this area where the chest sits, was a closet, that stuck out into the entry.
There was a closet wall where the stair railing is now. So, when the closet came out, a stair railing went in.
See the little stained strip at the base of the spindles?
Sorry, I don't have a better pic. I took a couple the other day, and somehow, I lost them. Duh!
Well, that little strip started bugging me...not at first. I was so happy to have the closet gone, that I didn't notice the strip.
But, in the last year or so, it's been bugging me...a lot!
So, I got out some spackle, patched the little gaps, and painted the strip with Kilz and trim paint...left over from 2000. :)
Can you imagine this whole area as a closet?
But, now the trim on the stairs looks, to me, more like it should. Aren't you impressed? :)
Now, that I've finished this little project, and bored you to tears...let me show you what I found at GW today.
A big coffee table book..."The Art of the Old South"...Painting, Sculpture, Architecture and the Products of Craftsmen.
It has wonderful pictures, and hopefully, it won't take as long to read it as it took to paint the stair railing.
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