Choose a stain color for the wood that matches the decor in your home. Apply stain to the wood slats using the brush. Allow to dry completely. If you prefer a distressed look, use a sander to lightly sand the wood slats.
Elements of this entrance mimic features inside the library for a cohesive look. Sconces framing the doorway resemble the dramatic pendant light over the fireplace. The doorframe's stain color matches the tray ceiling stain in the library.
Dark stain on moldings and doors complement the traditional architecture of this Brooklyn townhouse. Original details include a wood paneled wainscot and a transom window above the wide front door. A glass pendant with antique brass hardware fits with the style of the entryway.
This wooden staircase doesn't need embellishments to make it beautiful. Vertical and horizontal natural wooden boards make up the walls and the stairs' foundation. Stained wood for the stairs and railing create a beautiful contrast. The layered railing creates a smooth and effective support for moving floor to floor.
Use wood stain to add to the aged look — darker stain will show the 'distressed' marks better. Use a rag to rub the stain into the recessed areas, then remove excess stain with the same rag, wiping in the direction of the wood grain. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.
A dark, stained wood staircase in a Queen Anne-style home is built out with paneling and trim. The home was built in the early 1900s in
Atlanta. While the stained glass is not original to the home and was added by previous owners, homeowner and designer Carl Mattison said the stained glass provides privacy while allowing in light.
This contemporary master bedroom is filled with light from oversized windows and features a green stained accent wall, white bed linens and accents, built in storage cabinets, and oak hardwood floors and trim throughout.
The light, unstained wood front door fits perfectly with the fresh, bright look of this home's entryway. The light green walls surround the space with a positive energy. A white column, white trim and window seat fill the space with clean lines and sharp design.
Stone siding creates a textural finish over the exterior of this country home. Stained wood siding covers the remaining exterior sections and blends seamlessly into a covered porch protecting wood rocking chairs. A mulched section borders the home with planted shrubs and ornamental grass.