Brightening up a Dark Stairway

Tina Mairs
by Tina Mairs
The stairs to master bedroom needed a major new look!
Very old stinky shag carpet led to the master bedroom and bathroom. It was finally time to give this area a make-over. First I pulled all the carpet and liner up.
I was surprised to find some nice wood under the carpet. It was in a little rough shape, but nothing needed replacing.
I gave them a little cleaning up, prepping for paint
I first primed the whole area, walls and steps
I used this special sand the paint store recommended for mixing into the paint so the stairs wouldn't be slippery. All the paint I used was stuff I had on hand..basic white first
so much brighter looking down and cleaner looking!
I used a light blue paint I had laying around for the risers and then I went to Dollarama and found these great decals with love quotes. Since they do lead to our bedroom, I thought it was a little romantic
I did have to use a sealer/modpodge glue to secure the stickers in place.
I love how they all came out!
the topmost step.... Now to find another room to tackle!
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  • Joan major Joan major on Mar 05, 2016
    With mixing the sand in does this not make the stairs hard to clean? We did this in a similar way and I can wait to get it off. Your stairs and stairwell look very nice
  • JB JB on Mar 05, 2016
    How durable will this be considering the foot traffic?
  • Priscilla Priscilla on Mar 08, 2016
    What did you use to clean the wood before painting
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