If the wood isn't stain worthy this is a great alternative. Easy, too! Painted Runner staircase designs
Love the color. I think I will paint my steps instead tho.
paint the inside of the door black to match new rails (when I get to them!)
Painted stairs from paintedtherapy.blogspot.com
Matted and framed pictures on a spiral staircase. A dramatic look. Definitively better than just painting the wall wouldn't you say? This is the very reason we offer so many different types of wood frames! www.frameplace.com
Brick wall and staircase