Whew! This is going to be a HUGE project to tackle! We have sooo many stair railings in our new home. This also means that making it over will make a huge impact because it’s the first thing you see when you walk in!
The builder chose very modern balusters and very traditional newel posts. When we purchased the house we figured we would just replace the parts we didn’t like, but you know me, I had to give it a shot and try to make it over on a budget! Spoiler alert! I think I’m going to be so happy with it! It’s giving me Anthropologie vibes 😉
I went back and forth on what color to paint it. I decided to go with accessible beige by Sherwin Williams. I AM IN LOVE. It’s so creamy and warm and looks perfect with our alabaster walls and trim.
I started by taping and taping some more! So much taping! But it makes the painting part go really quick! There were a couple of the shoe moulds that they forgot to glue down so I just lifted them out of the way.
I used gloss finish in Accessible beige and my favorite paint brush from Zibra Painting.
It took 3 full coats of paint on the parts that were already white and 4 full coats on the parts that were dark stained wood. I did not sand or do any prep besides tape. The paint covered great and I have no worries about it chipping because of the finish I chose.
I am so happy with how it turned out…. that is, the tiny portion I have finished ha!
Follow along because I have fun plans to make these stairs even more my style! Im going to makeover the newel posts next!