Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Painted Stairs!!

OMG!!  I am so sick of looking at my stripped stairs.  If you remember my stairs look like this:
I am going to  pull the carpet off the big steps too and I am painting them green!  I know crazy, huh?  Well, eventually when budget permitting we will redo them to have nicer steps and risers.  But, for now, I would rather sweep the painted wood then try to drag the vac up the stairs to clean the steps....who am I kidding, I don't vac them very often. 

While blog-stalking searching for inspiration, I cam across these:

I love them and since the kitchen/dining room subfloor is being painted in a neutral tone, hopefully soon, these will be a fun pop of color!  I am painting the whole step, I don't have the patience time to tape off a runner.   I am adding something fun to the risers though.  Like these:
via Apartment Therapy

-Make your life beautiful!


  1. I'm hoping to rip the carpet off my stairs this summer so I'm always inspired by others who have done it. I'm a bit doubtful that the wood under my carpet looks great though. Looks like yours is in pretty good shape. Love your inspiration photos!

  2. Love that idea! Great job!
    Stopping over from Fingerprints on the Fridge ...
    ~Bec :-)

  3. This is a great idea. I saw you at Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this:

  4. It is so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Remodelaholic. So I have a little scrolled and I like what I've seen. Now I’m your new follower !;)

    Take care

  5. Love the words on the stairs - have been thinking about doing that on my own stairs, so this was nice inspiration. I'll be watching for the progress on your stairs - and hope you'll have a look at my own projects.

  6. I love all the painted steps I am seeing today.

    I agree paint them don't drag a vacuum up and down it's so easy to take a cloth and hand mop them
    I am getting ready to paint my steps to my studio

    I found you on The shabby Chic Cottage transforrmation Thursday


  7. Oh I've wanted to tear the carpet off the stairs for so long! But when we lived in our last house hubby said the kids were too young (crawling) and would get hurt. Now that they are bigger we are currently in a rental home, ack! I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today!

  8. I love the look of painted stairs too! Never thought of using words on the risers... might have to start ripping up some carpet soon. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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