Getting fancy in the laundry room with a painted stripe runner on the steps. It's colorful, easy and inexpensive.
You may recall when I painted our basement staircase runner at our old house with the stars? This time around I only have three short steps into the laundry room and I went with a more crisp, striped runner using red, white and blue:
It's super easy and fast with a little patience for drying time. Let's look at the before:
Pretty boring. Dirty and scuffed up from use. (Nevermind the hardware pieces sitting there sorry.)
Fresh and shiny and looks like a whole new space. The painted stripe runner is part of the laundry room makeover including a new recycling tower in the corner.
Below are the steps I took to paint the striped runner.
Step 1: Sand existing paint well and good. Paint 6" of each edge with Benjamin Moore london fog. (You can use floor & porch paint but I used regular interior latex in eggshell finish and sealed with poly after.)
Step 2: For ease I recommend a clear quilting ruling. With a pencil mark 6" from edge, then 3/4" thick stripe, then 1 1/4" thick stripe and another 3/4" thick stripe.
Step 3: Usie painters tape to mask off center portion and paint Benjamin Moore old navy.
Step 4: Reposition the tape to mask off the 3/4" stripe portions and paint white.
Step 5: Apply new tape for last 1 1/4" stripe and paint Benjamin Moore cottage red.
Step 6: Pull off the tape while the paint is still damp to reveal the finished stripe.
Step 7: Seal with 3 coats Minwax clear satin polyurethane. Light sanding in between coats.
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