While on vacation, I'm tackling my more ambitious projects and my staircase was a dirty tan/mauve sight to be seen. I couldn't take it any more, it always looked dirty, so I pulled out the white paint for the rise and a cloudy morning gray for the steps (to hide some future dirt!) and they look so crisp now! As soon as I locate a "before" pic I will post it but those of you who've been to my house can say this is definitely an improvement. So my assignment to you is to rethink a part of your dwelling that could use a fresh coat. I may still do something crazy to the rise but I can't decide, so many options!