Saturday, February 6, 2016


This is what my stairs look like now.
Read below the story of how this was accomplished.

One thing I've been getting rid of through the years
is all the stained woodwork in my home.
We built our home in the early 80's when
everything ( and I mean everything) was stained.
It makes everything soooo dark.
So all the windows, trim, doors and kitchen cabinets have been
painted over the years. 
Something I have never, ever regretted.
So I decided another thing to paint was the trim on my stairs.
As you can see below the risers, treads and side trim are all stained.

I decided not to paint the risers just in case someone in the future wanted them stained
(obviously not me)
plus since it had a runner not all the riser would be painted
 so I custom cut some thin plywood to attached on each side of the runner.

Then I painted them all before I installed them with a nail gun.

Here's a picture in progress.

Here's some pictures of the stairs all finished.

I think the white paint really brightens them up.

A nice fresh look.

I will sing of your love and justice;
to you, O Lord,
I will sing praise.

Psalm 101:1


  1. What a fresh new change . . . very impressive :) It amazes me sometimes how a small project can make such an impact. Great job!

  2. This is so awesome! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing this at our party! I always love your amazing creations. I hope to see you next Monday because we love to party with you! Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. What a great the way it looks, and stripping spindles is a nightmare, so leaving them stained is a great idea. Thanks for the look, Sandi

  4. Wow you did an amazing job with the stairs!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  5. Well, I am impressed by what you and some white paint can do...what a marvelous transformation!

  6. It's amazing what a difference it makes!

  7. Wow...this really brightens up the room! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. Wow it's amazing what a difference a small but significant change makes. I want to brighten up my own hall and stairs thanks for the ideas.

  9. Very nice indeed. Could you come over and make-over mine? Best, Kim

  10. Such a change!! Love how different and bright it looks now!
    Thanks for sharing at #2usestuesday, hope to see you again this week!

  11. Wow -- what a brilliant idea, and the difference is amazing! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! :)

  12. I agree that adding the white really brightens it up and looks gorgeous - great idea! Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town!

    ~Angie @

  13. What a great update! It made a huge difference to an already beautiful staircase! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design. :)

  14. Look fabulous! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! Hope to see you again at the party! Have a lovely day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. This is so great! And I love that you kept future owners in mind by making this easily removable. That is so thoughtful of you. I think the update looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

  16. My grandmother's stairs were painted like that. Charming and classic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  17. It really does freshen and lighten the stairs. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  18. I love the look! What a great way to create it! Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesdays!

  19. This is a clever DIY. The white looks nice allowing the runner and gorgeous dark wood to really shine.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Olivia- Co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

  20. Wow! That was so ingenious how you pieced the job together!

    Looks beautiful!