Friday, June 12, 2009

Stairs Progress

Well, I painted the risers on my stairs and I love how its turning out.

I'm not done because its hard to see but there are about a million nail holes I need to fill that weren't so visible with the stained finish. I will have to fill them with putty. Also, the paint I'm using (which shall remain nameless) is a brand I've always used but I've been having coverage problems with lately. I think I'm going to have to buy a different brand because after primer and 3 coats of paint, I'm still not getting great coverage. I only wish I had wooden spindles so that I could paint those too! I'm also eyeing the rail to paint, but I will resist temptation and leave it stained.

Here is how it looked before.

I'm off to visit the 'rents in DE for the weekend. I'm hoping to take my girls to the beach for some fun in the sand and maybe we'll squeeze in some treasure hunting if there's time.

Have a good weekend!


  1. I love it!! You've definitely inspired me to do this to my risers!

  2. Melanie, the risers look great! Change paint 3 coats to cover over a primer, that is to much work. If you used a flat for the first coat and a gloss for the second coat, that usually works better. Sandi

  3. I love the contrast with the risers painted white. It looks so fresh.

  4. I think the railing's would look great painted white, especially against the black spindles!

  5. I think you did a great job! They're beautiful! Do you mind if I feature this on my blog sometime? I also redid my stairs and would like to post both of our projects together for the archives. :)
    TGIF! Have a great weekend!

  6. I think it looks so much better than before! You did a great job.

  7. This looks so great. Good job! What a change.

  8. Wow, what a difference! Looks fantastic!


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