I LOVE how the stairs turned out. If you follow me on Instagram (@mandyfarn) you saw my stair progress. This was not an easy project. Taping around all of those edges and moldings was challenging. I used frog tape and painted over it with the white paint to seal the edges before painting my runner with Benjamin Moore's Black Horizon (a much darker shade of the wall color, Mineral Ice). The stairs required some touch up after the tape came off, and I also had to caulk the edge between the stairs and the wall. There were a few spaces that didn't sit flush and the little cracks really bothered me.
So much tape...
I still have to carpet the landing at the top of the stairs and paint the door at the bottom of the stairs - in addition to a million other details to wrap up in the next 7 days!!! Oh and did I mention that my in-laws arrive on Saturday?!?
By some miracle, I also got a lot done on the little art table/play area for my daughter. I spray painted an orange table that was in our old playroom grey, and dressed up a couple of little Ikea stools with soft tops. There's a fun surprise on top of that table, but I'm saving it for the big reveal. Don't you love the floor? I am so happy with the way this side of the space is coming together.
The stool toppers were super easy to make. I used a soft orange fleece pillow case that I picked up at Ikea when I bought the stools. Basically you sew a little channel around a circle, thread it with elastic, tie the elastic, and pop it back on the stool. IMO, Safety pins are the best tool for threading elastic.
I can't wait to reveal the entire space next week or to see all of the amazing completed ORC rooms!