whatever: meg duerksen

megduerksen.com · May 26, 2015

RAINBOW STAIRS!

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.
two coats.


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)

BEFORE AFTER

i mean???
is there anything happier?!
no.
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.

rainbows forever!!!

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