Remember back at the beginning of March when I showed you what my stairs looked like without carpet? Well I promise we’ve been working on revamping those some naked stairs into something I’m not embarrassed about when people look in the front door!
Did I ever show you a close-up of what we found under the carpet?
Yup! Yuck. What a mess. So I sanded and filled, and sanded and filled (and vacuumed),and then sanded and filled one more time to try to even the steps out. I decided right off the bat that I was going for a rustic look. (Good thing too because there was no way we were getting the stair treads all the way smooth!)
Next I primed. I just did one coat with my cover stain primer on a small roller. I rolled every second step so we could still get upstairs if we needed to.
After the primer dried, I taped off the stairs and broke out the paint. I had originally planned on painting them a very dark green to tie in with the Tent Green paint on the walls in the living and dining room, but our friends had some extra paint, and once I saw the color I was in love! So the stairs are Valspar’s Sea Sage. (It looks exactly like it sounds – a blue sage. It’s the perfect blue complement to our green sage walls.)
Oh but while I have you here, what would you do with the railing. Sand and stain? Paint? Paint white? Paint “sea sage”? Ignore it’s existence?