More ideas from Marika
DIY:  How To Install Stair Treads - great tutorial.

If we can't refinish the stairs then this might work. DIY: How To Cut, Paint & Install Stair Treads + How To Remove Carpeting + How To Install A Stair Runner (awesome step-by-step tutorial & pictures!) - these are excellent tutorials!

OMG - I love this project! I did doors on a cabinet - beyond awesome!

stained wooden boards with a dark stain - placed doormat on top - then sprayed over all with 4 light coats of creamy colored paint. When you remove it the stained wood that was covered by the mat leaves a beautiful design.