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Flickr finds - stairs

This is a 4 day weekend for my boyfriend and I, so I roped him into helping me redo my staircase. I'm refacing the existing totally gross stairs with new wood treads and risers that I bought unfinished, and I'm painting them white. Smart me, I'm painting them BEFORE we attach them because OMG, what would I do with 6 cats and a wet staircase. So hopefully this week or next weekend I'll have a finished product to show you. In the meantime, here's a before photo, and some other stairs I found on Flickr to get me in the mood to go give them a second coat.

Nicola Pohl Daveybrodenem
Edinlinkfor Joke!

Reader Comments (7)

amazing. I wish we had more stairs in my house to decorate.

3 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commentertuntra

After looking at your inspiration pictures, I wonder why you decided to go with white instead of a color or a combination of colors?

3 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlsaspacey

Gorgeous inspiration pics! GL with finishing yours! Will you be keeping the banister b&w?

3 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterG+D

Isaspacey, my stairs are really narrow, well the whole house is at 12 ft, so I want to paint all my floors white, including the stairs, to make the place look bigger. I was thinking of painting a runner down them but again, I think they're too narrow for that to look good.

G+D, I painted the railing with stripes a few months ago but I hate it. The white is not white enough, and the black bled alot through the tape. And I think if I get a new one and paint it white or the pale grey of the wall, it will look better.

3 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Well I have stairs -- and except for the color purple at the top of them (the wall that is) they are quite boring so now I have some great ideas -- thank you

3 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Forget about the stairs. I want that ceiling!!!!

4 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Awesome super fun post!!!! Stairs are the best.

4 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharisa Nicole

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