Staircases and scuff marks

I love painting stair risers. Not in all houses but in this house the stairs hit you in the face as soon as you open the front door. In most homes if the stairs are wood you have wood treads (the part you step on) and the riser (the part you see in front) personally seeing scuff marks on the white riser drives me crazy! I also am not a huge fan of a big ole oak newel post as this one was originally. 

So a quick and easy fix is black paint high gloss! I love when the spindles or balusters are white so you have a graphic impact of black handrail with the white spindles but these were iron. I left the iron alone and painted the handrail and newel posts black along with the risers.No more dirty scuff marks to look at and a little black is always in style. It's my favorite color hides a multitude of sins when you haven't been to the gym!!!

Anyway, frame some of your kids art with great Pottery Barn frames, Target and Walmart and even Hobby Lobby have great frames. Get all same color mat but in different sized openings. Don't worry if the whole art project can't be seen even a small amount of it looks good. Your kids will love it and it is so fun to showcase. You can add to the collage as your kids do more projects.

Freezing cold here so stay inside and work on your staircase!
Happy Thursday  


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