As many of you know, we are in a split level. Six stairs up,six stairs down. I waned to share our refinished stairs leading up to our second floor with you. The previous owners had primed them, as well as the rest of the house’s original wood (due to some supposedly wayward cats from the owner before them.). There was some hardwood in our first level, but not enough to go through the entire first floor, and very pet damaged, so we had to replace it with the red oak. I really wish it would have been refinish-able. Noticing that the ends of the stairs had a turned edge,and we were.hoping they were a really wood, we decided to take a chance at the cost of $20 a stair to see if they were salvageable and if we could refinish them.
After they were sanded , we ended up feeling so lucky! The minute we saw they were a beautiful oak that matched the floor we got so excited, they were in really good shape too except for one ding in the wood. But who cares, we felt like we had won the lotto! We were very lucky that there really wasn’t any damage to the treads, or cat pee stains. The floor guys use a rasp to hand scrape the primer off and reveal the wood underneath. It was so exciting!
We had them refinished with the floor, and once they were done, I just needed to paint the risers. I feel like I’ve moved into a new house. Not because of the newness, but there is still so much unpacking to do! We did get a storage POD and that helped a lot for all of our stuff, but it goes after this week, so we really have to start moving things back to where they go.This is how the final stairway finally ended up!
We were so happy with how the makeover went and love how the refinished wood stairs look! It really changes the entire look of our home. I was so embarrassed ebfore by the old gross carpet. I used to have to try to photograph around it in even picture!
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