Painted Stairs

I have always wanted to paint steps and I finally got the chance. These are the steps that go down to my basement (so hardly anyone sees them). This actually made it a much easier project to dive into because I had nothing to lose. They could not look any worse and no one would see it if I messed up. First, I cleaned them extremely well. Then I painted the center of the steps a leftover cream color I had. All the paints I used were leftovers from other projects. I actually mixed some colors too. I did not want to spend any money on this. I had measured and marked off my black edges before I started. I was too cheap and lazy to use painters tape. Plus, I knew I would come back with my little wavy brown line where the black and cream met, so it didn't need to be perfect. This project took me awhile and I did ruin a pair of shorts by sitting on paint that I thought was dry. All in all, I could not be happier with how the stairs turned out.

Look at this cutie. What a blessing to be able to stay home with him!!!

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  1. Um...I'm pretty sure I just almost had a heart attack because these are the most amazing stairs I have ever seen! SERIOUSLY!!!! Can I come live at your house????

  2. Your li'l boy is a total cutenik! And the stairs are a-mazing! What a great result, congrats on a beautiful project.

  3. Those stairs are so stinking awesome!! And the little one is pretty cute, too :-)

  4. I love this - what a cute idea!

  5. Wow -- your stairs are awesome!! What a statement!!

    I shared your project on my Tatertots facebook page :)


  6. Oooh, great job!! They look amazing!

    I'm here from Tatertots and Jello.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  7. I love anything animal print! You did an outstanding job!!!

  8. I love how these stairs totally pop with that animal print! I just did an entire post on animal print yesterday. www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com
    Your blog is great. I wanted to follow but couldn't find the follow button. I'll go browse again. Happy weekend!

  9. OMG!!! Those are AWESOME!!! I can't believe you PAINTED that!!! Great job!

    We are huge leopard print fans at my house. :)

  10. I popped over from The Shabby Nest and am drooling over your stairs! They turned out fab-u-lous! I am a sucker for leopard print...my youngest son says "Momma's favorite color is leopard!"

    This makes me wish I had stairs to paint!

  11. AWESOME. I praise your patience with this project!
    We are buying a 1910 house w/ a few small flights of stairs for which this idea is PUR-fect! thnx. for the tips :)



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