Then I finished with 2 coats of cabinet/trim/door paint. Standard off the shelf white to match my interior trim. I think it turned out great!
I can't tell you how much brighter and how fresh it feels compared to the yellowed oak.
Eventually I plan to take the carpet off those stairs and have wood stairs, but all in good time and one step at a time.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and as always...let me know if you take the plunge and take this project on yourself! I'd love to see YOUR before and after photos.