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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Foyer Before & Afters

The foyer may just constitute my favorite Before & After so far, which is pretty funny considering it is the least used room in the whole downstairs (whole house?). But saying goodbye to all of that ambery-orange shellac was sure to result in a truly striking transformation.
(If I do say so myself...and I do. ;)

Carpets out, wallpaper stripped, walls and ceiling replastered, oak floors refinished...
Shellac post and railing stripped and then stained (can you say ELBOW GREASE!?)...
Treads sanded and stained "Jacobean"...
Plenty of white paint to go around and Oyster Pearl by Valspar on the walls...
Sheesh, I'm exhausted just looking at the pictures! And Steven really did most of the hard stuff (particularly stripping/staining the newel post and railing), so I didn't even have it that bad. Anyways, I can't believe how different this room looks!


  1. It honestly looks AMAZING. What a transformation!

  2. Yup... makes me never want to own a home. Way to much work.

  3. ha! not every house is a fixer upper, BT! we are clearly just insane...

  4. Great before & after pics! The old foyer wallpaper and woodwork looks SO much like the wallpaper & woodwork in a house I grew up in in Pennsylvania! I love the new renovated look & the clean lines/colors. Nice job. A ton of work.