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Painted Garage Stairs – Round Two!

 

Remember that weird little mudroom built into our garage?
It was one of my favorite parts of this house when we bought it – despite it’s unattractiveness.
The stairs and mudroom are truly the hardest working areas of our home. This is the main entrance for our family, and 90% of the time guests enter this way too. Why have a part of our home that we use on a daily basis be blah and un-pretty?
Paint made a world of difference back then…
{how I painted the “Welcome” stairs here}
{the first mudroom makeover here}
…but after three years and a whole lot of muck and mud and snow and cleats and running up and down and in and out, the floors needed freshening up, which prompted a big mudroom clean out and reorganizing, and a little zushing too.
The last version of our painted stairs was a hit – it still remains one of my highest pinned projects, and visitors always comment on it, but truth be told I was tired of it, so what’s a girl to do but break out a fresh new paint color.
I used Sherwin Williams Porch & Floor Enamel in “Cilantro”, and then I gave the steps a coat of polyurethane.

 

Mind you – it’s still a garage that stores endless STUFF for our family –
{hanging skate and ski storage here, hanging Razor scooter and Ripstick storage here}
– but there is seriously nothing like a fresh coat of paint in a happy color to renew a space.
This past summer I mused about creating some kind of new design on our steps after being inspired by these functional works of art, but I ended up really liking the solid green.
However – the painting over of the word WELCOME did not bide well with some of my kids’ friends who said straight up –
“Mrs. Scibilia, whyyyyyyyyyyy did you paint over the WELCOME? I like the old version better!!”
Apparently the steps were not feeling so welcoming anymore….
so this is for them 🙂
For other guests, I need to get this 🙂
Tomorrow I’ll show you what I did to this door…..

and then there’s the ceiling to contend with…..

Can you say Snowball Effect???

Have a wonderful day my lovelies.

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Summer Hogan

Friday 10th of October 2014

I love this! I really need to do something with my stairs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Calypso In The Country

Thursday 9th of October 2014

I love the new color - and the fact that the kids commented on the stairs... We use the door from the garage into the house more than any other door too. I just noticed recently that ours needs a fresh coat of paint also...look what you started!Shelley

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Ummmm, yes. This looks fantastic! What a great spot to store all of your garage stuff!

pam {simple details}

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

What a fresh new welcome, I love it and your new sign! Isn't painting more fun with a great new color, too! :)

pam {simple details}

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

What a fresh new welcome, I love it and your new sign! Isn't painting more fun with a great new color, too! :)