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Stair update

While the basic elements of the original stairs remain the same the addition of a window and built-in bookcase as well as a new paint job give these stairs a nice makeover.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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March 11, 2014
njorgensen wrote:
What is the depth of this bookcase?
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This bookcase is 10 inches deep.
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November 9, 2013
annemorrissey wrote:
I love the floor. What kind of timber is it? Thanks.
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The floor in the foreground of this image is oak, the floor in the kitchen (through the opening) is wide plank pine.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 12:17PM
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tnsxtc
Love the stairs. can you tell me the paint color and company?
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September 18, 2013
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Sorry, this part of the house was a renovation and we didn't have anything to do with newels or baluster other than painting. The balusters are 1 inch square rotated 45 degrees.
    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 9:47AM
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July 15, 2013
janis38 wrote:
Is the paint high-gloss enamel, or semi-gloss? How many coats?
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jmegli
What brand and color are the walls?
    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 5:45PM
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The finish on the treads are an alkyd satin. The paint on the walls is from the Donald Kaufman Collection by Pratt & Lambert.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 6:29AM
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January 31, 2013
thewiz69 wrote:
Is the handrail painted or is it stained wood?
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Handrail is stained wood.
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September 6, 2012
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Hello,
The stair treads and landing are painted. I believe that is Benjamin Moore's 1565 Mount Saint Anne.
Hope that helps!
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February 27, 2012
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what paint color are the stair treads?
    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 9:25AM
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Our paint schedule says that this is DKC-64 from the Donald Kaufman Collection in a Latex Eggshell finish. You might want to order chips since some colors were changed in the field. Good luck!
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February 21, 2012
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ginawalker
Like this!
    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 6:08AM
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January 8, 2012
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tammylottero
Were you able to find the rug?
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:35PM
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www.rugsoftheworld.com has a similar rug in stock
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December 5, 2011
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Hello,
The paint on these walls are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The color is DKC-27, Latex Eggshell. The trim is DK-5, Alkyd Satin.
Hope that helps!
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Thank you!
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July 18, 2014
nat1217 wrote:
Wondering what the paint color is on the steps/treads? - Love the staircase and wanted to know the color used on the steps/treads? Thanks!

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The staircase received a makeover, with a new larger window installed to let in the light and a much-needed bookshelf to take advantage of the thick wall.Click here to check out this space before
Danyelle Mathews added this to Help Your Stair Landing Take Off
Optimize your space. If you have the budget, skill and space to add a built-in shelving unit, do it. You will love having the extra room to store things.
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Even the bottom of a staircase can be more functional when shelving is installed. Cookbooks, along with baskets for holding crafts and supplies, can be stored here for easy access.

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