Ben and I both loved this staircase (as it appears in a mag called The World of Interiors July 2009) as soon as we saw it.
But after the initial rush of thinking we would do this to our stairs, we have paused. While I am not necessarily a fan of wood just for wood's sake, I do wonder if painting over perfectly good stairs is insanity. This is what they look like now (with Mingus making a guest appearance en route to bed tonight):
So they need work regardless. They will have to be sanded and revarnished and they are currently a very different color than our floors. How do we decide? If we paint now have we screwed ourselves for possibly going back to a natural finish in the future? What do we do with the three steps after the landing at the top? So many questions. So much lack of action.