I can’t tell you how happy I am that we FINALLY have pretty stairs to walk on every day. For so long we were walking on dirty carpeted stairs because we didn’t want to spend a ton of money on giving them a makeover right now. Well, y’all… we maybe spent $20 on this stair makeover & now they are looking so fresh & clean… & more like White Cottage Farm.
Here is our stairway before:
& now after a little makeover:
To get this look it took more elbow grease than anything. We removed the carpet from the steps which felt the absolute best. After that we learned that the steps were not hardwood steps and were just composite wood so we painted the steps with leftover paint we had from our upstairs and downstairs floors which is Behr porch & floor paint in the color tapestry beige by Benjamin Moore. Before sealing the floors we stenciled numbers on each step using some number stencils from the craft store, black craft paint, & a beauty blender [here] to stamp the numbers. After the numbers were stenciled, we sealed the floors with floor poly that we picked up at Home Depot. All done & with some leftover paint it was almost a free project! The wood on the stairs is very imperfect and dented up since it’s soft composit wood and not hard wood but that’s exactly how we like it as it brings that historic vibe that we love so much like our painted pine floor in other parts of our house.
Now the question you all have been asking us for weeks… what do your stair numbers mean? That’s a great question! So instead of doing “1,2,3,4,…” we started with the number 222. Why you ask? Well, it’s not that deep, but for some weird reason the number 223 has always followed us around everywhere we have gone. It was Jose’s squadron number while he was in the military & after that it’s the time we see on the clock when we randomly check the time, it’s on license plates, hotel rooms, flight numbers, it’s on receipts, it’s everywhere! We’ve embraced it & at least once a day we look at each other when we see the number and no words even need to be said. When we were talking about numbering the stairs the number 223 seemed like a logical number to start with because we wanted our stairs to be unique. So, there is the long and short of that. I love how our stairs turned out and the character it adds to this moment in our home. I hope this shows you that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make a big difference in your home… sometimes the little things make the biggest changes. Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today & every single day to see what we are up to! xx