I have a new obsession, though. I found an intriguing blog post by a woman that used something called Fusion Mineral paint on her oak railing. Check her post out here! I immediately loved the matte finish of the paint, and sought to find a local retailer, it's a bit hard to find. I did find one about 20 minutes away in Barrington, IL...an adorable reclaimed furniture/gifts store called Spruce. First, let me back up. Our stairs. Holy crap, they were bad.
I hate this huge board on the bottom, it's so clumsy and silly. If we replaced the railing, I would definitely do something about this eyesore. For now, oh well. It's huge and black instead of orange.