In the works:numbered staircase

Friends, I have been busy. Almost too busy to show you what I’ve been busy with. Lately, I’ve been inspired by these staircase images on Pinterest….

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So, I’ve decided to paint our dreadful basement staircase and give it a mini face-lift! Here’s what I was working with…

And here’s a few progress shots…

And after much debate, here’s the final color I landed on for the staircase’s runner  - Benjamin Moore’s van courtland blue (with the wall color being rockport gray and the trim being white dove), seen here:

I have my number stencils all ready to go – dry paint, dry! Guess what finished project I’ll be showing you on Monday? THIS ONE! Full photos and tutorial will be coming your way then.

Hooray for the weekend. Have a safe and happy one!

8 thoughts on “In the works:numbered staircase

  1. Dana Said:

    I love your stairs! I have been thinking about doing the same thing to my bonus room stairs. I was wondering if you’re using an oil base paint for durability. Thanks! Love you blog!

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Dana! Good question! I am actually using Benjamin Moore’s floor paint for its durability. It can be tinted any color too. So far, so good!

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  2. Marie Said:

    This makes me wish I had stairs in my apartment. I wonder how pissed my landlord would be if I tore up the carpet and painted the shared stairs in the building. ;)
    I love the blue/gray combo. Can’t wait to see the finished photos!

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  3. HMC Said:

    Excellent choice in colors!! It’ll look fantastic! Now I wish I was home to do our attic stairs!

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  4. jenn Said:

    No way! I LOVE this project …. I’ve always wished I had stairs so I could do something cool like this. I’m so excited to see the afters Monday :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. Samantha Said:

    Love the idea and your color choices! Excited to see it all finished on Monday!

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  6. PineTreeHome Said:

    I love painted stairs. I did our basement stairs and they are still holding up beautifully. I recommend putting poly over everything though. I have to go back and do this. When I damp mop the stairs, the paint ever so slightly comes up. Lesson learned.

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