Saturday, December 3, 2011

Epic Fail

Well, I blew it!

I should have known that those stairs would not stain well due to too many nicks and scratches but stubborn me had to go ahead and try anyway!

Pardon my French but they look like shit. See for yourself.

I am so disappointed but even more I am so mad at myself for thinking that I could get the staircase to look like this:

You can't get a silk purse from a sows ear or whatever that saying is!

They're just to damaged.

So its either replace the treads (not flying with Rich) or paint them.

Guess what I'm doing next weekend?



~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I don't think it looks bad at all!
Maybe live with it for a while! Or how about a carpet runner-easy to do wit Home Depot!
I do know I have done projects with a specific look in mind and then it just does not hit me they way I thought it would! Make sense?
Take the rest of the weekend off. You deserve it :)
xo, misha

Donna said...

NOOOooo!!! Those look antique! I actually like them! And I'm walking the talk too! We have our entire new house done in #2 rustic oak. The only thing different than yours (beside a few knot holes in ours here and there, LOL) is that we have a dark stain. Our stain is called English Chestnut. Do a google image search for the stain and you can see what it looks like. A dark stain would be MUCH preferable to painting.

Sally said...

Awwww, I'm sorry you're disappointed, buddy. So, what are you going to do, paint them brown? Looking at the pics, they look good though.

Hang in there, don't beat yourself up!


Crystal said...

They don't look bad at all but if you really don't like them can you paint or carpet them?