Stairway to heaven?

Stairs under the carpet landing Jan 08

Our house is a cape cod with a converted finished attic. This space has a full bath and tons of potential knee-wall storage. There are a few unfinished projects that are holding us back from making it the 'master suite.' Hopefully 2009-2010 will be the year of the upstairs!

Here's one of the projects that's sort of done. The dude pulled up the carpet on the stairs to find red steps and some plywood treads. He did an awesome job sanding, putting new steps in and painting.

But.... do we put a stair runner down or paint the treads a different color?? What do you think? I'm okay with the white steps, but they are a bit of a pain to clean. In the next few weeks, I'll be posting some stairs inspiration.


Stairs new tread Jan 08

Stairs- under the carpet Jan 08


finished painted stairs


  1. Since the stairs are to the attic and probably used less often, I'd use the opportunity to do something fun... maybe a painted runner, or some stenciling on the risers.