Fast, Easy & Cheap Stair Spindle Makeover #countrychicpaint

Quick Stair Spindle Makeover with Country Chic Paint


So imagine you’re me and you’re sitting quietly on the sofa on a Friday afternoon when you’re husband comes home and tells you “we’re putting the house up for sale this weekend”. You look over and see your bashed stair spindles and you need to fix them up fast!

Yes, that happened last week. I only had three hours to get my stairs into good shape. There was not enough time to go to the store and color match, and that’s when I remembered that the chalk-based paint from Country Chic Paint would be perfect for this project.

Simplicity matched my stair spindles perfectly, which actually helped save me time as I only did half of them (you can’t tell at all). The only difference between my Country Chic Paint stair spindles and the original ones is that the Country Chic Paint ones look a little cleaner and a lot smoother.

Updating stairs with Country Chic PaintWith just one coat of Country Chic Paint's Simplicity I was able to cover up my stairs

My prep work didn’t consist of much (I was in a time crunch). I just took a damp rag and scrubbed off as much dirt as possible. If I had more time I would have filled some of the holes or the splintered wood and sanded it down but (as I said) there was no time.

My stair spindles got bashed and damaged from our baby gate, it wrecked havoc on our decor. Not to mention, my son loves to coluor and he had a bad habit for a while of colouring on the stairs.

LOVE Country Chic Paint's Simplicity on my stairs

Country Chic Paint isn't just for furniture. Use it on your stairs too

As you can tell from my before and after shots, the results are nothing short of amazing. I did one thick coat and another lighter one, and it completely transformed my entry way. I didn’t tell my husband what I did and when he came home after work the first thing he said was, “It’s lighter in here.”.

Fast, easy and effective stair spindle makeover

It just goes to show that Country Chic Paint isn’t just for furniture projects or picture frames, it’s a great tool to have to complete your DIY projects that help make your house a home.

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12 comments on “Fast, Easy & Cheap Stair Spindle Makeover #countrychicpaint”

  1. Such a nice paint job, the white was a smart choice; it looks very beautiful!

  2. Wow, they look fantastic! That’s great to know. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. wow very nice and elegant

  4. I’m glad to see my kids aren’t the only ones with the idea that coloring on everything is fine. GAWW!!

    LOVE how the paint covered so well!! Looks GREAT!

  5. Wow on both accounts! I don’t know how I’d react to being told the house was going up for sale and I definitely wouldn’t know how to fix the stair spindles without hours and hours of work. Love what you’ve done. So many areas of our homes take such wear and tear from daily use. Looks fantastic!

  6. Love this project Randa. We are considering putting our house up for sale and this would go a long way in freshening up the entry way.

  7. Great save! They turned out beautiful! I have a little one and will soon be installing safety gates. I’m not even sure how we’re going to attache them to our weird staircase. I can only imagine the damage that will need to be done. Nothing a little putty can’t fix! Thanks for a great read.

    • Thanks for reading! I think if you get the ones that screw in, you will actually save yourself a lot of damage. Ours just bumped around and was such a pain.

  8. Looks bright and beautiful! A simple and easy redo with little prep work. My kids also have had there share of being little artist on our walls and such.

  9. It’s cheap but it will make your house great looking. I’m not a rich man, so I wanna make it. Thanks for your great idea.

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