Sunday, August 9, 2009

A before and after.........

This is what the stairs looked like before I started staining and varnishing them.

This is what they look like after I have put one coat of MinWax English Chestnut stain and three coats of varnish on them.

That is not enough varnish coats; I will add a couple more coats when we get the banister and spindles installed. We have to save up for those. We will be putting cardboard on the stairs to protect them while we are working on the attic.

Took a photo of Molly the other night. She is continuing to be a joy. We had friends over on Saturday and they kept commenting on how well behaved she is.

10 comments:

Daxingcujo said...

Beautiful Gill, what a lovely color they are! Can't wait to see them finished with the spindles and banister!
I have to say that things are coming along nicely, lots of work, yet, the rewards of the finished products are awesome!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a little gem Molly is Gill. And the stairs look great as well.

Margaret

The Handmaden said...

They look fantastic, I love a good dark stain.

Clippy Mat said...

well done! :-)

Canadian Saver said...

The stairs look great!

And Ms Molly is indeed very very pretty :-) She's lucky to have been adopted by your family!

scrappy quilter said...

They look awesome. Great job. Molly is beautiful too.

Winifred said...

You're a dab hand with the wax and varnish Gill. They look lovely.

Molly is lovely.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Molly & the stairs are both beautiful. I love Molly's eyes!

CannedAm said...

Gorgeous! The stairs AND Molly! :)

Kat said...

Stairs look great Gill! Well done! Kat (from Crafty mamas)