Monday, March 14, 2011

Paint (a banister) by Numbers

Brent and I have just finished our latest project, and boy was it a doozie! We had a great time spending over half a day (16.5 hours in total) together, but are we ever glad to be done! We are extremely pleased with the result. Here’s the lowdown on the banister painting expedition:

  • 66 spindles, 8 newels and approximately 25 feet of railing
  • 12 sheets of 100-grit sand paper to sand the entire thing down over 2 hours
  • 3 coats of paint to attain the finish we desired which took 14.5 hours in total, how’s that for some heart-to-heart chatting time?!

    And here’s the breakdown of our supplies and cost for the project:
    - CIL’s No VOC semi-gloss out of the can white paint (approx ½ a gallon): $0 = already owned
    - Sand paper: $6.76
    - Brushes: $0
    - Paint trays: $0
    - Painter’s tape: 0$
    - Total for project: $6.76

    Here’s a WAY back photo of what she looked like before we had even moved in:

    And here’s a few from after we painted the walls (back in November) but before painting the banister:

    And here she is all clean and glossy white!

    Next step: artwork and photos for those bare walls!
  • 1 comment:

    1. LOVE IT!!! And I love the new blog look! Can't wait to see you soon!