We take one step forward and two steps back… More than two steps it seems. The white was dingy, poorly painted and gross looking.
Then I saw the Dueling DIY Diva stair challenge. I am a DIYer. I am sometimes a Diva. I might like to duel.
The stairs have made it to the must be helped no matter how horrible the process is 2013 checklist. Like the normal person I am, I though “hey, a little joint compound, a little dark gray paint and presto – Designer stairs.
It is definitely time to open the windows and let the ridiculously cold air in and paint fumes out.
From ugly to fugly.
Ever wonder how to make something that’s ugly look a whole lot worse? Apparently you spend your entire freaking weekend filling in holes, sanding risers and then paint both sets of stairs gray. Dark gray paint in a dark light free stairwell – because that doesn’t sound depressing at all.
Thanks to the paint fumes, I wasn’t even smart enough to cover the stair treads and got compound all over them. And once the compound had dried, the hubby reminded me that I could have simply wiped it off with a rag while it was wet. Except I didn’t think of that because I was paining in a small room watching Hulu reruns of Merlin in a crazy my stairs will be beautiful kind of haze.
Arrgghhh. Well, at least my fingers aren’t broken (although from the sorry state of the photos, it seems as though my flash may be). I think that may just give me a leg up.