i've always wanted to paint a runner on our stairs. i LOVE the way it looks, but i've lacked faith in my painting skills. i bit the bullet yesterday, while shopping at lowe's and bought the big roll of blue painters tape. i figure now is as good a time as any to start. i love this picture (thank you, flickr)..only difference is my stairs and railings are all gray so i'm going with a white middle. i think. wish me luck!