Posted by Lori~
Thank you to two of our favorite blogs (young house love and bower power) for motivating us to quit admiring Pinterest and instead do SOMETHING!
I live in a story and a ½ house with a wooden staircase that goes up to the top level (also my bedroom). When we purchased the house, there were rubber treads that were wore out. And so, I pulled them off and it left them looking not finished and wore out. I needed to make a decision…stain or paint. DECISION DONE…I WENT WITH PAINTING. So I primed them (with the intention that I would paint them). This of course, was a long time ago.
|In the middle of the bright white paint job!
|My inspiration--click here for details
|This photo was Young House Love of a house crash today!
I couldn't believe it!
I also purchased black satin paint for under $5.00. Total cost for this project—under $10.00 (I had the white paint to complete the job).
I taped them on with painters tape and held them down tight while I dabbed the paint on with a s sponge brush. The key is to not use too much paint…you can always add more!
And a little secret—I used a sharpie black marker to clean up the edges…SERIOUSLY YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW (but I guess now you know).
|I know the Pinterest inspiration had the stenciled numbers on the front of the steps.
We decided to go with the top of the steps. It is easier for Mur-Man to see and I like it!
|I know the diaper is BIG! We are in the middle of potty-training
and I am trying to use up all the diapers in our house!
Thanks again for all your inspiration and motivation. Now, onto another Pinterest project!
|The walls are painted a steel gray, the back wall is a wallpaper that I LOVE!
And the to steps begin the original hardwood in the room!