In need of help! What do I do with this bizarre staircase enclosure? When we moved in three years go, this was what was used as an alternative to spindles and a bannister evidently. It is not weight-bearing, but we need to do something as we had twin boys this past April, and they are already on the move! As I'm sure you can guess, our budget is tiny, really non-existent actually, so anyway we can do this inexpensively would be great. I would rather not board it up as there is a great
deal of light that comes from the window at the top of the stairs. Right now there is a treadmill on this wall, and no other place for it in the house either, so it can't move. Any idea is welcomed.
) for a really great faux rock or faux leather do to over the paneling. Easy and inexpensive for a do-it-yourselfer. The wrought-iron spindles come in aluminum these days and they are a kit at the big boxes...really professional looking and DIY friendly. You could take this whole ensemble out, use it as a picture frame collage against a wall and put the spindles on the staircase, updating it and still having it safe for those kiddos. Lots of free ideas if you email me. I do this kind of thing everyday as I am a professional paperhanger and there is no end to the possibilities when I am teaching homeowners or DIYs.
I'm slowly morphing my house from this yellow, to a white/beachy pallette. The problem is this wall has a limestone fireplace which tends to the yellow side and will probably not work with white. I was considering painting this one wall in a nautical blue or blue/green but I'm really stumped as to which shade or even if this is a good idea. Please any ideas or suggestions welcome and needed.
Commented on Aug 25, 2012
I like Benjamin Moore's Cedar Key...you can buy a small sample. My designers (I am a
paperhanger) use it often as a very good nuetral, but with some pizzazz. I like the blues , as well.