Happy Monday! We finally finished the staircase/foyer! Can’t wait to share it with you 🙂
Last month when we started painting the foyer, we spontaneously decided to pull up the carpet on the stairs after we finished painting the staircase. As we were puling up the carpet, Nathan commented that we really had no idea what we were getting into, how it would turn out, or even what we were doing. Sometimes when you start a DIY project “you never know what you’re gonna get!” We learned a lot with this project…it didn’t turn out exactly as we were expecting, but we are overall pleased with the results.
We started painting the foyer ceiling & walls and the staircase.
Holes patched and foyer ready for paint.
Staircase during the painting process. We used the Sherwin Williams ceiling paint in the staircase and Balanced Beige on the walls in the foyer. We were having trouble safely reaching the high places, so my man came up with a solution.
I’m not sure if it was the paint fumes or the fact that it was late at night, or the combo of the two…but the paintbrush on the stick made us laugh a little too much. Anywho…after the painting fun was done, we started ripping up the carpet.
First lesson we learned…too much putty was used when we filled in the holes. The stain just doesn’t absorb into the putty as well or as “pretty” as we hoped. So the stairs do have a rustic, industrial, worn look to them. Not perfect looking…but better looking then carpet in our opinion 🙂
After all the steps were stained we let it dry about 10 hours. (We stained them after the kids were in bed, so we were able to stay off the stairs for several hours.)
Then we applied the poly coat.
And I have to do this…because it was going thru my head the entire project…
Next up, the new stairway in Staircase: Part 2!