You know why I love this blog so much?? Because I get to share things that I’m excited about and things that I love with you guys. I’m so grateful to have this little corner of the internet especially on days like today because I am over the moon excited to share our farmhouse style staircase makeover!! Eeeeeeek! You might remember about five months ago I was trying to decide if we should paint our staircase. I talked through some options in this post and you all were awesome to share your input and feedback with me (another reason I love this place!). Well I couldn’t decide what to do, so I basically just let that project sit for a while. Do you ever do that? Plus we got busy with other things, so I put the stair painting project on the back burner. But I finally made up my mind and they have officially been painted!! I am soooooo excited to show you how it looks, but let’s first start with a before photo.
I loved this staircase for a long time, but I was really ready to freshen it up and give this area a whole new look. Ok, here’s how it looks now:
Eeeeek!! What a difference, right? I cannot get over how this entire area was transformed by this project. You guys, I absolutely LOVE it. Every single time I walk up the stairs I can’t help but smile because I just adore how this looks.
We hired painters to help us with this project and I’m SO glad we did. It was a lot of work between all the taping off around the spindles, sanding, priming, and of course painting. Plus this is one of those projects that you want to get right, so I knew they could do a far better job at it than we could. They used the Kilz Max Primer and the Magnolia Home paint in True White.
I actually went a little more conservative with this project than I had originally planned, but I’m so glad I did. Remember I was thinking about painting the entire staircase white? Yeah, I don’t think that would have been the right choice, so I’m really, really happy that I decided to only do the risers and spindles. I love the natural wood combined with the pops of white, and I think it all pulls together for a very timeless farmhouse/cottage look, which you know I loooove.
Well thanks SO much for stopping in and checking out our staircase makeover. I’d love to hear what you think! And here are a couple of similar posts you might enjoy: