Thursday, August 19, 2010

the big reveal.

This one has certainly been a long time coming... the stair project is finally done! It took a lot longer than I expected but I am so happy with the results.

This is what it looked like before ripping up the carpet..

Here's what I found under the carpet..

After lots of stripping and sanding I stained the stairs a wood tone to match the hardwood floors we already have. Then decided to paint them with black floor paint. I used Glidden's Porch & Floor paint after a coat of gray primer. For the trim and risers I used white Kilz primer and then Dutch Boy's Brilliant White in semi-gloss. The walls I used Glidden's Antique White.

Here it is now!

I also replaced the flush mount light fixture over the front door with a lantern type that I ordered from CSN stores. The rug is an indoor/outdoor Safavieh rug that fit perfectly. It's also from CSN.


  1. yay!!! it looks awesome!!! sooo glad its finally done for you!!

  2. So nice. I love the black paint. Gives that space a big pop. That rug is beautiful too. Your stairway has been completely transformed.

  3. Oh wow, they look great! It looks like a totaly different space.

  4. Darn it, I'm so jealous! I want stairs like this! Stupid nasty carpet. Awesome that you tackled this and that it turned out so well, they look awesome!!!! (And I want a lantern instead of our current foyer chandelier too - you are my hero!) Did you not like how the stain came out, is that why you switched to black?

  5. Wow, wow, wow! Your stairs look amazing!! You must be so happy with the way they turned out. Great job :o)

  6. I saw your stairs over at Kristin's and had to come by and let you know how wonderful they looked. I was a bit confused on the staining but I see now that you did stain but then decided on the black paint. So pretty, great job!

  7. oh wow that looks amazing. I am impressed with your skills!
    Great job!