These stairs have come a long way in the last few months!
Let’s face it. The orange shag had to go…
My fearless helper (who luckily still accepts payment in Slurpees), helped me take all the tack strip off.
After pulling close to 5 million staples, I gave the stairs a very light sand, stained them with my Minwax Jacobean/Ebony mix, (which took 5 zillion stinky years to dry), and used a waterbased poly to go over the top, which only took about 45 minutes to dry, thank goodness!
I’m still considering going back over them with some stain and poly, or maybe a light coat of dark wax.
Since I kept the stairs pretty rustic. Not adding much wood filler at all, I wanted to dress them up a bit with some fancy (but not too fancy) numbers.
Vast improvement right?
They still need one more coat of poly at the least, but for the most part I’m done with them and happy with how they turned out!
Up next will be showing you the floor to ceiling pic gallery in the stairway!
Other projects in and near the stairway: