My wood stairs were not bad before, we had already stained them a darker color when we moved in, but with two small children we needed to add some traction and warm it up some with a runner.
Stair Makeover With Paint and a Runner
Yup, I painted my stairs..and added a runner and I am a little obsessed with the way they came out!
But first, I painted them. With the runner I wanted I it didn't look right with the stain color. So I painted them. I love how much it brightens up the whole entry way.
It really makes the wood tone of the floor really stand out and look crips and clean.
Plus, I only painted the stairs where it would show...so if later down the line I wanted the wood back it wouldn't be such a project to strip the whole stair.
I purchased two runners that I knew would fit. They are are also indoor/outdoor carpets so they would be easier to clean as well.
Using a staple gun, I attached it at the top then did a few staples on the sides and in the back.
What was left on the bottom, I cut with a utility knife and then tucked it into trim.
That was it! I love the after and how bright it is now!
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