Just to recap, we ripped off the carpet, removed the staples, sanded the stairs and railings, built an extra step at the top, and planked the landing at the top of the stairs.
The look really came together when we started painting and staining.
We stained the railings in Varathane Wood Stain ~Ebony
I love using stain cause even though it appears black, you can still see the wood grain.
Now on to the stairs!!! I love white in a home, it just looks fresh and clean, but sometimes can look plain. To add some depth and texture we added bead board to the risers, and then painted the stairs with multiple coats of paint. We used Porch and Patio Floor paint on the stairs, in a low-lustre enamel, for a durable, easy to clean surface with a low sheen. I love this paint, it dried really fast (which is key when painting stairs in a house with 3 dogs, and 3 kids)
We had the paint mixed in my FAVORITE trim paint color..BM White Dove.
White paint comes in a ton of different hues. I wanted the fresh clean look but with a creamy base. Pure white would be too bright and distracting, a white with a light ivory hue to it gives a clean, creamy, comfy look to a space.
Changing the staircase changed the entire look of our house.
And it looks so great with a little touch of Fall!!