I am on the final hours of my glorious spring break this evening. I felt as though I did a nice job of balancing relaxing, working, and entertaining this year. Often times, I have a to do list as long as my leg which usually ends in disappointment. This year, I had one task that for the sake of my heart and soul I had to finish. It is a project that has been going on since winter break. You know how that goes right? But I got that huge, big, magnificent task checked off our to do list.
Our staircase runner and pinstripes have been painted. CHECK!
For to see the full transformation one must go back to the beginning.
|------> ugly stairs|
Of course, I only have this picture. Lucky for you it has Max in it (hot!). See the stairs to the right. The stairs were built to have carpet on them, that is for sure. There were some pretty largish gaps between the boards and a couple of those gaps were 'filled' with duct tape. Brilliance! I 'fixed' that by filling the gap with a epoxy/sawdust combo and then a bit of sanding. It looked pretty gnarly until it was painted. Picture? You would like to see a picture? Sorry. I'm an amateur blogger. I forgot. Anyway, that stuff isn't exciting anyway.
So way back in December I primed the stairs.
|Trim and outer edges|
The final and probably most important step was the polyurethane. We had to do quite a few touch ups to the yellow and white before we put the poly on - and that was just a few days of us walking up and down the stairs. The paint got dirty and scuffed quite quickly. So if you take on stair painting project, don't skip this step, especially if you are using light colors. So are you ready for the tape free, polyurethaned staircase? Here it is. . .
Done and done.