Almost every bit of wood in this house was stained when we moved in. Oh MY what a job it was to paint it. These stairs (and all the doors to the bedrooms and closets) took three coats of primer, and three to four coats of paint to cover. Helllooooo! (I spent 12 straight days just painting before we came over for real.) How 'bout those pink hall walls with burgundy trim? Eeeew!
I found these scary before pictures on my computer today, and then I discovered that Picasa has upgraded to Picasa 3.0...lol...so of course I downloaded it, and looky there--new collages! It does all sorts of other good stuff too, so do check it out and download it. You don't even have to uninstall your old Picasa. Boo ya! Have I mentioned lately that I heart Google? :)
Oh, and the floors upstairs were (are) all rubber tile, which I painted with dark brown deck paint. Two coats on those, and I couldn't believe how great they came out!
Linda (from Lime in the Coconut) had suggested that I stencil numbers on the risers in black. This was, of course, to dissuade me from putting zebra carpeting on them. I'm mulling the numbers idea over, because I think it would be just quirky enough for me, and easy to undo if I hated it. What do you think?
This last shot shows the brown floors really well, and also the final wall color, which is sort of a creamy yellow. I could use a pretty window treatment here, as it's all quite boring. I'm also mulling around the idea of what art to put on the walls. Hmmmm.....