Painted Stairs- Two

I raced home last night after my show and slapped another coat of white on the stairs. I also freshly coated the walls....wonderful. What a fresh coat of paint can do!

This morning it was raining so it was a perfect time to tape off the stairs and add a coat of brown to the steps.

Two thin coats later, this is what they look like. Not much loveliness, but I can see past all the blue tape. Crossing my fingers that I like the brown when it's all said and done.

The can says to recoat after 24 hours, boo hoo. So while I wish these steps would be done sooner, I have to do it in stages. Every other step. Otherwise I'd be stuck in the basement.

P. S. One last show tonight and then the dancin' shoes go away for a few months.


  1. all the waiting will be worth it... love the brown/white combo!

  2. These are going to look so good! I love painted stairs. I did that once and was so happy with the results.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. Oooh that is going to look so nice!

    Ha ha! I wondered about the every other step look until I read to the bottom - I wouldn't have thought of that...and then been stuck in the basement.

  5. I have been wanting to tear up the carpet and paint our stairs for months now, but I can't seem to get everything in order.

    I just want to go right over and rip it up RIGHT NOW. Of course, our vacuum cleaner died today, so probably not a good idea.

  6. Hi! I googled 'painted steps' and came across your blog..I'm thinking of painting my own steps (ripped up carpet about a year ago and the steps are in decent condition...think a good sanding will help). What type of paint did you use? and since this is an old post, how are your gorgeous painted steps holding up?? thanks! :)