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….



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!

    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!

  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!

  3. HMC Said:

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

  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!

  5. Samantha Said:

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

  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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