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Our staircase details

Hello hello !  Happy Sunday evening.  We love lazy Sundays around here and that’s exactly what today has been.  I hope you all have had a great weekend! 

As y’all know, we are working on some last minute details of fixing up our home before we list.  So good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, we don’t have too long left in this house and there are so many upgrades I still have to show y’all. Since we started fixing up this house long before we ever had a blog or an instagram there are several DIY projects I’ve never shown you guys. 

Tonight I wanted to give a quick run through of how we did our front entry staircase. 

First, we ripped up all of the old carpet and pulled out all of the staples. (about 6 hours total)  

Next, we used our Ryobi electric sander to sand down the stairs and the rails. (about 1 hour) 

Next, we primed everything with Kilz primer. 

Then, we painted our handrails and risers with flat extreme white.

 

Last, we painted the treads with glidden cloud nine blue in flat. 

After the paint had dried it was time for the runner.  In Cartersville we have a store called Ollie’s. In the back of our store they have a rug selection that they carry at all times for an amazing price! I bought two runners and cut them to fit and we used staples to attach the rugs.  That’s it! 

We started on a Friday evening and finished on Monday, so it was a long weekend project. It’s been two years since and there’s not one scratch and this is a high traffic area in our home. 

The two questions we get most about painting our stairs are:

  1. What if they chip?  Well, we’d love it! We love everything about aged and chippy items, so… yay!  Also, if we didn’t like chipping we used flat paint, so we could always just touch up that spot and you’d never notice. (Another reason I love using flat paint)
  2. Won’t white show dirt?!   Absolutely!  I love that.  Having two kids, I’m very picky about keeping our house clean. I love that I can see exactly where the dirt is and it forces me to get it up. Haha!

Thanks for reading, y’all !  I hope that answers some questions I get often about our stairs. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 

Love always, Savannah 

1 comment

  1. I love these stairs! My goal is to never have a house with stairs, but in the event that we do, I would definitely do something like this. The idea of white scares me, but I like the point about being able to see the dirt and therefore being able to get it up. We had dark counter tops in a house once, and I thought I would love them since they always looked clean…but then I didn’t clean them enough and was horrified when I did and realized how much they had been hiding!

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