Let me begin by saying that this is the picture that started it all! I emailed Sandra for some tips and she emailed me right back. Thanks Sandra!
These are the measurements that we used. (Click to enlarge) We used half inch MDF cut into 3 and 6 inch "boards".
And by "we" I mean *Keys. He did all of the work, I made 6,583,467 trips to the Home Depot. (He likes to keep me "busy") No he is not my husband, he is a friend of ours/carpenter. My husband doesn't believe in power tools, and he thinks that I will cut my hands off if I use them. Notice in this picture the builder said. "We'll just throw on some weird angles of wood and no one will ever notice."
We (*see above) added "boards" to create symmetry on the staircase.
Ahhhhh! Much better!
Wow! Love it!
After...Clean and Bright (I think new pictures are going up.)
I just took off the Brushed Nickle hardware and spray painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze. I did a few light coats and then a few coats of sealer on top. Don't tell on me, am I currently banned from spray paint. Which I take to mean spray all you want while the hubby is at work, and then cover your tracks.
See how pretty it looks!