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Give a plain white staircase a whole new personality by creating a faux runner. Paint the outer edges, add stripes and stamp Xs and Os on the risers for a new, whimsical look.

The stairs were painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen, distressed, then dry brushed with a little white paint. If they get scratched up ... it will just add to the distressed character.

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Staircase Makeover

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Pinner said..."Ordered 3 runners from Wayfair at $35 a piece. I love the look and it only took 3 or 4 days total (including painting the treads Annie Sloan Graphite and the risers white)! Took Eric and I to do the nailing part. Even with measuring each step it takes two people to make sure the rug is in place. DIY stair runner ----- basement staircase. paint white. use a runner...."

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Smart Home 2013: Foyer Pictures

I really like this color

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Sarah’s Farmhouse at Christmas

I love Sarah Richardson's work, I saw every farm house episode twice. Love love love the numbers on the steps!

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Tile/Wall/stair decal : Mexican style- 11 DESIGNS

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/202165739/stait-case-tile-decal-mexican-talavera

Putty taupe painted base trims..can see taupe stair rails with dark brown black glossy handrail top!

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31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

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