Detail is the key to having good looking sets even on a low budget. I have worked on many shows where budget was an issue. If you run out of trim and your funds are low paint it on. You still get the detail and it didn't cost you any extra. That also depends how close the audience is to the stage. I have painted on lots when funds were low. Can you tell from the picture what was painted on to save money? Look below for the answers.
Answer: The floor and the trim going up the side of the stairs were painted on to save money.
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"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-