Step It Up

I was thumbing through my Domino Quick Fixes mag last night....
 Oh how I miss the real thing! But this helps ease the pain (a little).

I came across this tip on updating a staircase. I've seen it done many times, but I'm starting to fall in love with the idea of a painted staircase. It's such a "Quick Fix" for a bland, ordinary staircase. 

It's also a LOT cheaper than an actual stair runner (goods cut to size + labor to install = super pricey).