The Craft House has a back staircase off the kitchen leading up to bedrooms and a bathroom.
and for the last ten years it has looked like this…
for the past three years i have wanted to paint them but i just couldn’t get it done.
this spring i finally had a long enough break in rentals and craft weekends and i got busy.
i cleaned everything really well.
then i primed all the wood surfaces with Kilz2.
and then i painted the walls and the ceiling all same color – Ultra Pure White by Behr in Eggshell finish.
it felt like it took FOREVER to get to the fun part!
i was dying to start on the color.
i taped the edges around the stair riser to help me have straighter lines.
and then i could FINALLY start.
i got the smallest size of paint i could… i think it’s a pint?
i used Valspar paint for the colors.
– Bright Red
– Hint of Cherry
– Orange Ochre
– Dandelion Wish
– Chopped Chives
– Lavish Green
– Wishing Well
i am not brand loyal for paint.
it is purely based on which store i am closest to at the time i need the paint.
and i used a foam brush for the colors.
it just seemed like it would be easier to control for such a small area.
(i am aware that i still need to caulk the baseboards… one step at a time)
is there anything happier?!
there is not.
i touched up my mistakes with a little paint brush – OY VEH!
i had lots of time to think and pray and sing and plan while i was working on all of this.
and this is the polyurethane that i use on white painted wood projects.
i like it.
i used it a lot.
i used many coats since stairs get a lot of traffic.
i may hang things on the wall.
i may not.
it took a ton of time but it was worth every second.
i wish i would’ve done it when we lived here.
i wish i had it my house i live in now just so i could see it everyday.