The color of our staircase rail never bothered me before, but I started looking at it recently and thought how nice it would look if it was actually a dark espresso color.
Here is our staircase rail before…
So, I borrowed some stain from my Dad and got busy. Oh, and no, I didn’t sand anything. You could though for a nicer finish.
All I did was rub it in with that staining sponge and that’s it. Very simple. Oh yes, remember to STIR, not shake your stain. :)
Here it is now.
Buh-bye orangey-reddish wood! I didn’t do a perfect staining job of course, but it’s a nice update. :) I still need to add a coat of polycrylic as well. But now I want to stain all of our kitchen cabinets a dark color. Are you surprised I didn’t say I wanted white kitchen cabinets like everyone else? :)
I cannot wait till I can start my projects on this staircase wall. I have a lot in mind for it. Hope it comes out as good as it is in my head! :)