The cheapest makeover for ugly, dated,
carpeted stairs is to just paint them.
We're fixing up another rental house
on a tight budget.
Larry ripped out the carpet and pad
and pried off the strips. The wood was in
bad shape and needed sanding, caulking,
and lots of wood putty. Definitely not
good enough for staining. I wanted the look
of wood stairs and didn't want the expense
of re-carpeting, so why not try to
just paint them and see how it looks.
I love them!
Not perfect, but a big improvement in my
opinion. And the price was right!
The risers are painted semi gloss white
and the treads are painted in semi gloss
dark brown. Believe it or not, I found a
quart of the brown paint in my garage.
Paint I had bought years ago for
another project that never got off the
ground. So good thing I remembered.
Didn't even need to buy the paint!
I hate to keep making you look at the
ugly mauve carpet on the stairs.
But that's the only way you'll appreciate
this budget transformation.
Yup! Just paint.
Letting it cure before the second coat.
But I couldn't wait to show you!
Links: Under The Table and Dreaming,
The Tablescaper, Common Ground,
Between Naps on the Porch,
Confessions Of A Plate Addict,
A Stroll Thru Life, Finding Fabulous,
My Romantic Home, Miss Mustard Seed,
French Country Cottage,
The Charm Of Home, Stone Gable,
The Shabby Creek Cottage,
The Girl Creative, No Minimalist Here,
Domestically Speaking, Savvy Southern Style
Paint: Behr Premium Plus
Semi Gloss Enamel
Brown Eyes (S-G-740)~ Deep Base ((3300)