I am so excited about my latest deployment project!
MY STAIRCASE REDO!!!!
Below is a photo of my staircase with carpet on it. My staircase is actually in the kitchen, and leads up to our bonus room. My kids are not allowed to leave the kitchen with food, so they sit on the steps to eat their snacks....(much to my dismay) So, the carpet was just filthy, and I couldn't stand looking at it
So, I had the carpet taken up and replaced with hardwood steps!!!!
The same people who did my board and battan HERE also did my steps for me.
So, this was not a DIY project as far as putting the steps in, but it was a DIY stain and paint job!!! I did all the staining and painting!!!
First I sanded and stained the steps BEFORE they were put in. I think this saved me alot of headaches, instead of trying to stain them after they were installed...
I used Min Wax with polyurethane already in it.
After the first coat dried, I used a piece of steel wool to "sand" the wood before I put another coat on...this is what the directions said to do.
The more coats of stain, the darker it appears. I wanted it as dark as I could get it, so I put on 3 or 4 coats....I lost count! ha!
And here are my new steps!!!!
Can you say "GORGEOUS?!?!?"
After everything was stained, dried and installed, I went back and painted all the white trim, including the risers in between the steps.
I'm soooo in L.O.V.E with my new iron spindles and new post....
Okay, so let's take another look at BEFORE..
And here is the AFTER...
It makes SUCH a difference!!! So much cleaner and crisp looking!
I love them!
What do you think???