I'm new to this site, hoping someone has some suggestions for me.
I am moving into a new (resale) house in a couple of weeks and want to remove the carpet (it's navy blue!) from the stairs and have a nice carpet runner installed. The problem is that I'm sure that there is no hardwood under the carpet, just plywood. My flooring budget does not include having the stairs refinnished in hardwood (going for granite countertops instead!)
Has anyone painted/refinished plywood stairs with had decent results?
I will be repainting the banister either black (or some dark color) and will be leaving the spindles white. We are having new hardwood installed in the living/dining room in a brazilian walnut (very dark reddish brown). What color should I paint the treads? black?