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Painted Stairs and Doors

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When you walk in the front door of our house there is a staircase  immediately in front of you.  Lots of oak huh? Never bothered me for a second.  During our first showing all I saw was beautiful wood that could be painted.  Of course I did!  That is how I think….I imagine everything with paint on it.  The stair case is beautiful!  The design is perfect! I loved that the spindles were wood.  In my last house they were black iron and I was getting a little tired of it. Black Iron is nice, but not “changeable”.

 I like changeable elements.

Good classic bones go a long, long way!

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It turned out exactly how I imagined it would!

A black handrail and white everywhere else!

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We also painted the front door (previously white) and all the doors off the hallway black!

The walls are Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

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I’m continuing the black doors into the kitchen.  Today I was able to get the first coat on these two doors.  I’m using oil based paint and I’m HATING using the oil paint!  The doors were previously painted in white oil, so I had no choice but to go over oil with oil.  But, I know for lasting durability it is the right choice.  The smell is killing me and I’m so impatient with the dry time! Not to mention I’m a messy girl when it comes to painting and I’m covered in it.  Pretty sure I’ll just throw the brush away when I’m done too!

kitchendoorHere are some great black door inspiration photos from Houzz….catch the black door fever!

Farmhouse Entry by Edina General Contractors REFINED LLC
 The next photo has me thinking I’d like to add some waincotting in my hallway!
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Day 4…Losing the Oak

Lets talk a little bit about Oak today.  There is lots of different images that come to mind when I think of oak.  Very old antique oak can be beautiful.  But then there is the other “Oak Factor”.  Visit any yard sale or Goodwill and you will know what I’m talking about.  Great pieces, with great lines, solid and well made but very “oaky”.  Often times very shiny too!  These pieces are screaming “I need some Annie Sloan” for a super quick makeover.  They can give your room an entire new look.  Great pieces that you don’t mind really experimenting with color on.  
For this table we chose Old Ochre and Chateau Grey

We layered the two colors and then did some heavy distressing to reveal back the bottom color and some of the wood.  We finished the piece off with clear wax and she was ready to find a new home!
So, don’t be afraid to cover that oak, it is no sin in the world of Annie Sloan Paint!

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