Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wrought Iron Staircase Dreaming and a Lantern

Hello Peeps, I have been thinking/dreaming about re-doing our staircase for a while now. Our stairway is the first thing you see when you enter. Here is a picture I took today

  My biggest complaint are the white wooden support railings. They actually come off all the time. We've had a Handy man come over more than once to fix it. Can you believe that they are installed with a staple gun????  Isn't that ridiculous? I also don't like the pine wood on a staircase, since it is a really soft wood and dents really easy in such a heavy traffic area.




I have been getting a lot of ideas on PINTERST and wanted to share some with you. Here is what I am dreaming about...WROUGHT IRON, I just love it!!!! I think it would be much more sturdy and it adds so much character and a bit of SPANISH STYLE!
stairs with tile
SOURCE: My Neighbor Jen's House
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Also, I would love to rip out the carpet, paint the stairs and add a carpet runner or pads to keep from sliding.
staircase
SOURCE: http://aimee-weaver.blogspot.com/
Wish I Had That- Stairway Inspiration
Can't wait to hear your ideas and tips....
Also found another Lantern on Clearance at TJ Max the other day......It is huge and cost me only $32 Dollars. All it needed was a  little fixing around the top,  but I managed to hide the imperfections with just a tiny bit of grey paint. I added some Rattan ball string lights and voila....
Thanks for visiting me Sweets....Christine
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  1. Hi Friend!
    I love, love , love, your idea of the wrought iron staircase remodel. WOW!I cant wait to see the finished outcome...how exciting! I love the lantern too! Thanks for sharing your home and ideas!

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    1. Hi Symanthia, thanks for visiting me again....hopefully I won't have to wait too long to get it done!

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  2. I love the idea of a wrought iron staircase. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, as I know it will be fabulous. You get the best finds. Wish I lived near you and we could go shopping together. Where do you find the rattan string ball lights? Thanks for sharing all your wonderful home decor.

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for commenting.....I purchased the Rattan Balls at Target a while back...but you can also find them online really easy. they seem to be pretty popular!!!! Yeah shopping sounds great....come out for a visit!

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  3. I think the black iron staircase railings would look great in your style home! The fit the old world, Tuscan look very well. I recall your kitchen being in that style. I once had a friend that moved into a new home and wanted the iron look without the iron price. She actually painted her existing railings all black! It didn't look too bad. I painted my staircase railing a few years ago in a dark brown and continued it with the interior doors. I'm happy with how it turned out. I left the railings white though to coordinate witht the trim. There are so many options today with staircases. My staircase is very large, so I had to work with what I had and I liked the "bones" of it anyway. If you're already having problems with yours, it might be a good idea to get a new staircase installed.

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    1. Hi Kelly, as always you got some great input...I thought about painting the railings, but then I still have the same problem.. I am just not very happy with wood railings....the entire staircase is so flimsy. So I'd rather safe some money and get wrought iron down the road...will have to get an idea of how much it would cost....Luckily I don't have tons of railings to do...half of the staircase is a solid wall!!!

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  4. Ooooh... now I'm loving that combination of wrought iron and tiles. Wouldn't work in our 1920s era farmhouse, but it's pretty to drool over!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle for stopping by and commenting!!! Hope to see u come back for more!

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  5. I love the idea of wrought iron. I think that image from "pretty stuff" is great too. I think the colour combo in that photo would work in your place. I have been considering wrought iron in our place but like you I am not sure of the price... gotta feelin' it ain't cheap!!

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    1. Thank ya Donna.....will let you know the price once I figure that out.....usually my good taste never comes cheap...LOL

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  6. Wow, all of your inspiration pics are fabulous. Love the combination of iron and wood. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  7. You will pay a pretty penny for iron - I would use a nail gun to make the spindles sturdy and paint what you have all one color - a dark earthy green maybe. I worry that the iron will be dated in 10 or 20 years. I loved my black distressed rails in our last house. Was a little work but well worth it.

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    1. Hi Holly, I know I know I've always LOVED your old staircase...Pinned that a long time ago and I see people re-pin it a lot from me....I have not gotten a price on the wrought iron yet...I am sure once I do I might have to forget about the whole idea anywise....LOL.....

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  8. Don't you love Pinterest?? Lots of inspiration :) Love one with the distressed black on top and white rails...

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    1. Laurel, thanks so much for visiting me again!!! Pinterest is the best..and now HOMETALK is suddenly coming out of nowhere....LOL...one more thing to keep up with

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  9. You've pulled together some great ideas. Pinterest is an amazing site and we love it. Good luck with your project and can't wait to see who it turns out!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

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  10. Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.

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    Thanks so much!
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  11. I think you're on the right track, Christine! The wrought iron stair rails would look lovely, especially with your current décor.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  12. The wrought iron would be really pretty, and I like the idea of the painted steps with a runner. Great lantern!

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    1. Thanks Carol....next step.....get an estimate and faint..LOL

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  13. I would love to take the carpet off of ours too. Stained steps and painted risers are on my list. :)

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  14. New follower! Can't wait to see what you do with the railing. I had black iron once going up a spiral staircase (very fancy, lol) my mom helped me paint it all cream. Then I wished it was black again a few years later! I love the vibe all your inspiration photos give!!! xoxo jules

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    1. Thanks so much Julia for visiting and following me...I am still new at all of this...

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  15. My daughter bought a brand new home. And her stairs you see as you enter. They have wrought iron and wall to carpet stairs and upstairs. Downstairs is all hardwood except family rm. and formal lv. rm. and dnrm. I prefer wall to wall or runner over pads. The pads look so dated . Please show up the "after pictures when you finish the stairs"

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave me a comment...next step is to get an estimate...I gotta feeling it ain't cheap.....

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  16. Love the iron! It would look great in your house! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  17. I agree with you - painted stairs with a runner look better than all carpet. Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Consie, thanks so much for the visit and comment!!!

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  19. Love the lantern and I love those tiled stairs. I want to do this in our home.

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    1. Thanks Debbie.....will probably faint when I get an estimate..lol

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  20. I am a new follower and want to say I really like your blog! I love the wrought iron stair rails also and have no doubt that you will do a fabulous job when you get to redo yours! The tiled stairs are to die for!

    Bev @ Give me a paintbrush

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    1. oh thanks so much Bev for the sweet comment and following me along...I am still a new blogger and learning every day....Will head on over to your place next

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  21. Lovely photos! I have been remodeling my house for a few weeks now and I'm currently working with my interior designer to install some Spiral Stairs for my living room. I really like the wrought iron staircase look and may incorporate this style into my home. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Delores, thanks so much for visiting and commenting !!!! Would love to see your Spiral Stairs

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. We always love seeing everyone's posts.
    Have a great week and here is this weeks party has started. Here is the link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/06/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_11.html
    Debi and Charly

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  23. Pretty stairs. Love the lantern too.
    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  24. I love the last picture with the rubbed black railing. We are (hopefully) redouxing our stairs this summer too. Mine are not too far from yours! Thanks for sharing at Redoux!

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  26. Another great post! Now you have me dreaming of staircases!

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  27. Thank you for these great pictures! I found some more on this website: http://www.archiexpo.com/architecture-design-manufacturer/metal-staircase-475.html

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