Tuesday, September 8

Pine Staircase Reburbished and Refinished

When we bought this house first on my list was to rip up the carpet and see what was in store...4 layers of paint and hundreds (maybe thousands) of staples later laid beautiful pine treads all in great shape!  A lot of sweat, stripping and sanding later here is a newly refurbished pine staircase.  The treads were stained with a dark mahagony finish, same as the railing. Our wood worker (Jason from One Stop Wood Shop) removed the rail and post and finished that in his shop.  The risers were replaced with textured paintable wall paper - beautiful and durable and was only $40 for 2 rolls!  I've had people question the wall paper but with 4 animals (1 rambuncous puppy) and not one rip its defenitely durable!


Before carpet...


stripping and sanding...

 



freshly stained...



See the detail in the paintable wallpaper on the risers...


And finally away with builders beige paint...

2 comments:

  1. Natasha BoodansinghOctober 05, 2011

    I love the idea you had for using paintable wallpaper on the risers. Did you have to prep the riser beforehand in any way? I am refinishing my pine stairs and would like to do this too!

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  2. All I did was remove any staples from the risers so that it was a flat surface. I then applied the textured wallpaper over the risers. It's awesome because it covers up any bumps due to layers of paint, etc. I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats, and a house full of people at most times so to give you an idea of how durable the wall paper has been - this project was done over 2 years ago! They still look amazing. Use a semi-gloss paint so you can wipe them down. Have fun!

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