As a warning i am about to rant. Blue....how many rooms in house were painted blue....lets see: office, entryway, foyer, hallway, bedroom, bathroom, and the kitchen countertops. I'de say that was well over the allotted amount of rooms the same color! And it was a baby blue, very cool almost like lavender and light blue in some spaces. Soooo dreary. Blue can have that affect, in the right room and the right shade, just be a completely wrong choice. Your entryway sets the mood for people as they enter your home. Warm colors are inviting and depending on the color energizing. So, I went with a soft yellow.
See that Blue right there, that was everywhere. It was like a rainy day in my house.
That extender is a Mr. LongArm 4-8ft extender and was wonderful in doing my staircase.
The color up above is called Corn Silk by Glidden, paint plus primer in 1. I bought semi gloss since not only is it a stairway and a high traffic area, but I have a 4 year old who loves to put is little dirty hands on everything especially the walls as he ascends the stairs.
So let's try this again. Big difference huh. Looks so much better with the wood trim.
That is the original color, Butternut by Behr. Pretty color, but I should have gotten a sample, I did not take into account that that room does not get a lot of light, therefor incandescent lighting would be used and it was not friendly to that color.
Ah nice and sun shiny. It truly did make a difference to change the color. It brightens the staircase, it works well with the trim.
Yes the entryway was the same shade of Blue. So I painted it yellow too. Now doesn't that look nice and bright and warm and inviting.
This is the mini chandelier I want at the top the stairs. I'll have to swag it though.
Though my wall colors are light I still have darker wood trim and not a lot of natural light here. Hmmm, console table, yes, expensive, holy cow yes! Goodwill trip, yes thank you.
Lets dress it up a Little
My new old looking pendant I scored at a lighting sale for $29 made a big difference. Found me an old sewing machine table (minus the sewing machine) for $10 and painted it Canvas White by Rustoluem.
Next up: take that berber carpet off my stairs!!!
Did I mention I slip on that stuff at least once a week!