Okay ya’ll. Here’s an update on our staircase remodel.
I convinced Johnny we could have this project done last summer before the baby came – and here we are with an 8 month old and we finally got some major progress made on the staircase! Woo hoo! Johnny built new handrails last July, so Simon was able to move upstairs before the baby came. But we finally got the old rough-hewn cedar covered and painted this month. It’s amazing what a difference fresh coats of white paint can do for a dark living room.
Here’s a flashback to the build last summer:
Some quick tips on cutting stair rails:
Make a guide so they are all cute to the same size
Wrap each rail in bubble wrap so they vibration from the saw doesn’t hurt in (plus it sticks in the guide more securely)
Wipe out the metal shavings after each cut. This keeps the rails from scratching via meal shavings
And here’s the update – complete with trim, crown moldings, and frame moldings.
Isn’t it lovely?
Those floating stairs will eventually be boxed in and recovered with new treads. In fact, we have had the new treads upstairs since last summer, but we’ll get to that project another day. Ha! When you do these projects yourself, it always takes forever! (And the knobs on the stair railing will be lowered once the paint has dried for a few days.) I lvoe how bright and cheery it looks in this room now.
Now we’re onto the floors. That 30 year old carpet and linoleum will be gone soon. . .