Friday, February 4, 2011

Stair Renovation

After seeing so many great stair renovations around blogland, like Kate’s at Centsational Girl and Rhoda’s at Southern Hospitality, I was inspired to do mine.  My awesome Dad volunteered to help me with the project, he actually did all the hard work and I was his helper. 

Day One began with ripping out the dirty carpet, and I do mean dirty…. you should have seen the dust that flew out of it !

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We were almost positive that I didn’t have nice wood treads underneath and sure enough……….. they were ugly ! 

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That required a trip to Lowe’s to purchase wood treads and my Dad cut them all to fit. We just filled the risers with wood filler and sanded to get them smooth instead of replacing them.

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After they were all cut I took them upstairs and painted about 8” on each side.  First, I primed them with black primer and then one coat of black BM pearl finish.  They were both left over from when I painted the handrails.

On day two I painted the risers white and then we attached each step with liquid nails and a couple of screws. 

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Then I was off to find carpet for the runner.  Here’s a sneak peak of where we left off yesterday. LOVE !

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Tomorrow I will post the after photos and explain how we installed the runner. 

8 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is gorgeous...I can't wait to see the finished picture.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it already, Tammy!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks Kathy and Sue, I am loving it too !

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Love the addition of the runner....very classy, Tammy! Can't wait to see it finished.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Tammy, this is gorgeous! I love the new look! Good for you, going for it because it looks amazing!

Storibook Designs said...

This looks fabulous Tammy!! You are so fortunate too to have such a handy job. There is nothing better (in my mind anyway) than the memories made doing projects like this with family!!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog :) May I ask if you used pine or oak for the stair treads?

Tammy@InStitches said...

Hi, I used the cheaper one because I knew it was going to be painted and covered !

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