We have just about remodeled our entire house. Well not really, we just always take on large projects. Our most resent project has been our stairs. When we bought our house 11 years it had very light carpet throughout, yes even the stairs. Well over time and 6 people, which has grown to be 11 people, running up and down them, you can imagine what they looked like. I unfortunately can’t find the before picture that I took, but trust me they were not a pretty thing to see. Even after shampooing they were not clean. In fact they almost looked better bare wood.
We had several different ideas for the process, but they all depended on what was under the carpet.
When we found that as we suspected, the treads (the part you step on) was just constructions grade wood covered with paint and dry wall mud, refinishing them was out of the question. We had some laminate flooring left from another part of the house that we thought might work, but what was available for the front edges didn’t work. There goes that idea. Next idea we just rip out the treads and buy new ones.
Along with the new stairs we wanted to trim up the side a put Bead Board and wainscot the solid wall. We used the pre-primed tongue and groove package. They were easier cut and handle than the 4″ X 8″ sheets.
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21 thoughts on “Stairs Make Over”
That looks awesome, nice work!
Thank you so much. We are loving them. Stop in again.
Stopping in via SITS Sharefest. Beautiful!!
Hi! Visiting via The Sits Girls–wonderful project. The stairs look great! Ours were carpeted when we moved in and we ripped up our carpet too. Treads are oak and risers are painted white, so it looked pretty good. Oak had some staining that I’ve never gotten around to sanding. Oh, and our railing is unfinished pine that is now almost black with grime. Wanted to clean, stain, and finish, but never got around to THAT either! You’ve inspired me to get a move on 🙂
Good luck. It is a big project but so worth it. Come see us again.
Really nice job on the stairs! I love beadboard so of course I loved this. Hello from wow me wednesday!
Bead board is great it just seems to fit in so many places. Come see us again.
Absolutely lovely! Can’t wait to get into our new house to start doing great projects like this. Thanks so much for sharing!
Good luck in your new house. I don’t know what we will do when we run out of projects. Thank you for your visit.
WOW!!!! I’m a sucker for beadboard! We used it on our re-purposed cabinet doors in our kitchen reno!! This turned out beautiful!!!
I love bead board too. We use it as the back splash in our kitchen as well. Come visit again.
Oh wow–it looks beautiful! I’m in love with the dark stain you used! That will hide a lot of wear and tear over the years. Great job!
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Holy Moly! That looks like a big project but the results look SO worth it! Congrats!
It took a few months to complete but like you said. So worth it.
Thank you so much. We are really enjoying them.
Do you have a real wood floor at the bottom of the stairs? We want to redo our main hallway, and we aren’t sure if we want real wood or floating laminate.
The floor at the bottom is real wood. It is a cherry wood probably not #1 grade because it has all different colors, but it is beautiful. Thank you for looking in on us. Please come again.