I'm having a Mercury-ish Glass Giveaway, if you're interested!! Umkay, I know I just lost about 90 percent of you with the “saw” and “jig” talk, so let’s get back to the pretties, shall we? So worth all the tiny staples. ;). I think the anticipation was getting to all of us. BTW I love the band of color.Zizette. See that would be it for a while for me if I did this..congrats on your pretty stairs! My Dad just says that the nature of pine, to vary just a bit. Wow, Sarah! Painted pickets & stairs: how to make that cheap plywood under your carpet look perfect and polished and finished. Great job! Anyway - do you know if I can just sand and stain or is there an additional step since mine were already stained... any advice would be great!!! I am inspired! Beautiful work Kacey, thanks for sharing! Now off I go to start removing the carpet! Esp. Attaching a strip of solid wood is a better idea. I really need to do mine too, they look so much better.-Sarah, Your stairs look great! SO. I have a 9 rise fully housed plywood stair being built in the shop right now. I cannot stress this enough! The pine is just rough enough to give it grip: The stain I used was a poly/stain mix, so I’m still not sure if I’ll add a coat of poly or not. I have also installed chair rail and wainscoting up the stairs (and I'm quite proud of myself, I might add). It may not really be logical or efficient to build one out of plywood like this. I was shocked! Simply beautiful. (now, why in the world are you pooped??!) Step 3: Building a Stair Skirt I had mentioned earlier that I didn’t have a stair skirt on the edges but instead had carpet. Follow the instructions on dry time. The owners were happy to oblige! way to go!! This is so absolutely beautiful. They turned out awesome!! Good job!!! :). The stairs are original, just the ready-for-carpet variety made from spruce framing lumber and plywood. Great job! Well since the kids are finally old enough to get the whole ‘no running down the stairs’ idea, we’re finally adding those wood steps I’ve been dreaming of all this time. After many hours on. No wonder you were so happy while working on this project! I'd love to rip out ALL the carpet in my downstairs area & stain the concrete AND stain the stairs. The biggest thing I was worried about was the slip factor on the wood stairs. Maybe someday! Find out what's going to work best, while saving you money by watching some of our helpful videos. This summer? He was as sick of the carpet as I was and we knew that without real hardwood underneath, we would have to compensate with buying new material. :), They are beautiful! Really. « Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill and Red Onion, Stairway Remodel Part 2: Sanding and Staining Stair Treads and Rails ». Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.THANKS so much for reading! This includes stairs. Wow! :-), You must be completely thrilled and utterly exhausted from all that work, You paint edges look so crisp and straigh, Good Job keep up the good work. Consideration: If you need a railing on the landing, attach the railing posts to the framing with … Risers- This is the back portion of the step where your stair tread sits up against (and your next step sits on top of.). I bet that changes the whole feel of your house. Engineered wood flooring is less expensive than solid hardwood flooring. ***** Obviously this was not a well thought out plan because I just picked the random 3rd stair and went for it. You did a fantastic job. You rock! I'm with everyone else..they're gorgeous. It looks like a catalog space. Nati Girl. I have a dad like yours. gorgeous!!!!!! Oh, you can? You should stop by my house tour and check out my DIY remodels. 2.) F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S !! they look absolutely beautiful. They are stunning. As far as extra poly, even though it's a pain in the rear, I would do it. Looked wonderful. Absolutely stunning! !~TidyMom, I want to sell my house and buy a house with stairs! :). When I want to hide the plies of plywood, I do one of two things; Cover it with "edgebanding" or attach a strip of solid wood. I especially love the landing! Closed is when the stair ends into wall. Okay, these are GORgeous!!!!! Hopefully!Thank u so much for finally posting stair pics! I am in awe of your talents! Was it going to be builder grade plywood stairs, pine treads and risers or … The natural light was there, (coming in from the stairs window) but the solid plywood (seen below) prevented any of it from reaching the landing. I finally am working on my new house stairs it is none too soon for me.I'm showing an old stair project and talking about my new stair project tomorrow so I'm gonna send people over to see your handiwork. Well done, Sarah! What a great project!Blessings,Stacey, Oh my! We have to do something with our stairs as we are redoing the pergo floors soon.. which is what is on the stairs at this time... we are going with stained concrete that looks like leather ..for all the floors, we live on farm this will be very durable! I know MANY of you have tried this on your stairs over the years and some have had the same, some uncover plywood. I can see you worked hard on this project, so yes... let's all just enjoy for now.Congrats on a job well done!DiThe Blue Ridge Gal. !We sealed some old pine floors that had been covered in my grandparents house several years ago. great look. The facings were painted white before installation, … Thanks for the inspiration!!Cindy. Another thought is to look for stair murals, also called decals. Big pat, pat, pat on your back. I am seriously going to rip my carpet out next week on our back stairs...shhh...don't tell hubby! I HAVE to do the molding in my house and I don't have the guts to do it! You may be able to paint the risers if you set the nails, fill the holes, and sand well but the plywood treads will not look or wear well.You can buy … You are definitely after my heart. It looks GORGEOUS! You did a great job. You are safe to walk on the stairs, just be careful. Now how can I convince my husband to let me do that?!? I just want to sand them down, repaint and stain the steps. Could we lay wood over the plywood and stain? replacing treads - middle road expensive - harder than number 1?? For years I wanted wood, but thought I would have to get new treads put on and that would be too costly. I have to admit, I was skeptical. I really like the little band of dark color. You should be proud! BUT he doesn't know I intend to do it while he is on his company trip next week!! Sand the entire plywood surface with 100-grit sandpaper. The steps look absolutely AMAZING! Kudos! I love your color choice and placement. I can't believe you did that all by yourself! I totally understand the jig thing. I'm totally stoked to do mine!! And also show a picture of the second half of the stairs, where there's carpet at the top (on the second floor)? A flight of stairs defines one set of stairs. You are amazing(&brave), Stairs look awesome!!! They look GREAT! . Help me! Absolutely gorgeous! In some cases, boxed-in stairs that are covered with carpet or flooring tile have treads made from plywood instead of hardwood. I LOVE them, they are BEAUTIFUL and YOU SHOULD BE PROUD! They just look fabulous. Could we paint the plywood stairs black with white risers? I can see why you are so proud. The stairs look beautiful! Great job!!! 8. Your email address will not be published. Well, I know it took forever, but here. (Thanks Dad!!) We just redid our foyer and steps not long ago and let me tell you-the extra poly = major slippage factor. ...so what to do with the stairs... this has my brain going in over drive... you did a GREAT job!!!! !XOXOJen, I know how much hard work you've put into this project friend, so I'm sending you a HUUUUUGE, long distance pat on the back today!XOLayla. Big pat on the back to you!!Blessings-Sarah. STUNNING!!!! They turned out great! I've been wanting to take the lovely, stained white carpet off of our stairs and hallway for a while but have held off because I think it will be so loud. Blessings to you! So classic and fresh. and a zillion of these staples too. However, when used on the edge of a stair tread, it will invariably get chipped off by traffic. We've (I mean my husband) has stained floors in all four of our homes and I know that it is not an easy task. ->Next post will feature sanding spindles, staining treads and rails. The stairs are original, just the ready-for-carpet variety made from spruce framing lumber and plywood. They are called Retro Treads and mine were unstained red oak from Lowes. Still much to do!). You can purchase pre-cut stair risers for about $10 each or save some money and cut your own. Love love love this. You should be so proud :-). I've begun my DIY project of removing the disgusting carpet from my stairs. #GIVEAWAYTIME! i love love love them!Well done outta you! Just one question - are the kiddos slipping & sliding on them? I thought it would take three coats but two was perfect. What a transformation, they look great. They look fantastic!!! Super kudos to your efforts! Your hard work paid off. WOW! The plywood provides a sub-floor for the finished floor to attach to. So pretty! Everything else was super quick. Wow! job well done! Your stairs, landing, home, have such beautiful lines to work with. I’ve already painted them out, but of course now I’m thinking the contrast with this darker color would look really fab with the white molding too. Looking forward to future projects! One email every Friday! gotta say i agree with all the other comments. You are soooooo talented! That looks fabulous! Women rock! If you build open stringer plywood stairs to the code with a 3 1/2" depth under the tread they are not likely to fail but they deflect far too much for my liking. Here’s the most recent before picture I have…can you believe I didn’t stop to take a true before shot before I started ripping up carpet? We collected most of the staples but you never know what you missed. This takes about 11 feet of floor space. It looks so wonderful. After the old, stained carpet was removed, we were left with raw, damaged floorboards. Coat stairs with two coats of oil-based primer, allowing each coat dry thoroughly. I would recommend sectioning off this portion of your house. For safety reasons (aka our child) we could not remove the spindles at this time so it was a lot of extra work on Dan’s part to pull the carpet up. Oh, they are gorgeous!! the stain color. So, any suggestions for those of us with plywood stairs beneath our carpet? Reply. I was looking online for stair tread and riser kits and low and behold, Lowes had their kits on sale! Staircases aren’t always a pricey showcase in a house; as a cost-saving measure, they sometimes are constructed from OSB, which is Oriented Strand Board. Great Job! Subscribe to my newsletter to get all the latest tasty goodness straight to your inbox! 2) Pick out stain colours, paint, sanding tools (paper and blocks) and gathering the right tools. I can't believe you did it yourself. I do have to warn you 'cause our steps are pine too, they do "wear" because pine is soft but I call it PATINA....it sounds so much better! Love them. Then we stumbled across this guy! If the sun would come out, that would help. Sarah,I love (lurve) it too!! There was no skirting on the stairs, so we had to work with each stair individually to fit it tight to the wall. Get all the latest tasty goodness straight to your inbox! you really classed it up. We cut our own out of thin plywood and that only cost about $20. Kidding...maybe. This wouldn't work in just any house. Before it has time to dry, start applying the slats of hardwood flooring to the glue surface. your hard work paid off it looks amazing. My stairs are honey colored but have had carpet on them and they have nail holes and such. Good job. ), but mine are a semi-gloss and I've never had a problem. We used 1/4″ plywood to create a skirting that could then be painted white. Once I realized the stairs were already stained it was too late... of course I ruined the bottom 3 stairs- right near my front door - so everyone can see - not the top where I could live with my mistake!!! So glad you didn't make us wait any longer to see this. They are just beautiful. Plywood thickness for stair treads. Gorgeous. Hard, hard work but what a pay-off. I. They add so much more character to your home than the "before" with the carpet. You want the treads flush with the risers. I’m trying to decide if I’ll go the traditional white for the molding on the walls. My parents house has a combination of 4 stairs open on both sides, and 6 stairs open on one side. For now, let’s just enjoy, shall we? Conclusion. So, any suggestions for those of us with plywood stairs beneath our carpet? Karin. Step 1. But WOW, that looks so amazing! That before and after shot says it all!!! There are things I would have done differently and I will try and note them when applicable. You have given me inspiration to do my stairs. I can't wait to see yoru full tutorial! Coat the plywood of the top stair with flooring adhesive. Replacing stair treads starts with tearing out carpet, then staples, and then cutting the old bullnoses. Everything else was super quick. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!! You SHOULD be proud! A big pat on the back to you!I'm mentioning you in my post tomorrow, something you wrote about a ways back has caused havic in my life!! It's beyond words how impressed I am and I swear I am walking over to my stairs right after I write this and yanking off the carpet on my stairs! See more ideas about stairs, plywood interior, design. Thank you so much! I am so proud of you. They are beautiful! Again it looks truly amazing!!! How to upgrade the end of your builder grade cabinets. Once the painting and decorating was finished, this showed up even more, and even though we couldn’t do it at the … I have a carpet runner on my stairs and am half-tempted to rip it out after seeing these beauties. Way to go! I am so unbelievably jealous haha. The After is so much prettier to look at. WOW! Wow! It took about 30 minutes to rip up the plywood, 30 minutes to paint the stair risers including setup and clean up, about an hour to draw the lines and then another 30 minutes to nail the stairs and apply caulk. So maybe next year??? Apr 7, 2020 - Explore Rebecca Robinson-Bailey's board "Plywood Floors & Stairs" on Pinterest. 7. But I don't know what to do about the two pesky plywood landings. Reply. I have a ridiculously tall ceiling in the living room and may have to give it a try. Nice Job...You deserve a great big pat on the back~looks professional! Curved or straight. LOVE it- okay I have a question what did you do about the transition of the first step from the carpeted area? I am looking to finish my stairs on a budget. The construction of plywood stairs is therefore visually beautiful. I am beyong thrilled you posted this! I've been checking back to see if you had posted the results. *Note: this is how we went about it. LOL Actually, he knows I am planning on doing it since we kinda have to after installing new hardwoods in the upstairs hall (carpet had to come up off the top step...looks lovely!) :), Looks fabulous!! I'm so proud of you! I love me some soffffft carpet. Engineered wood is also used for stair treads. Bravo, Sarah!! Again, sorry so dark. For Really Really Real??? Great job! I hope to get to this in our home someday. Great job!! As mentioned above, you can create stair treads out of a variety of materials, including stainless steel, wood, granite, marble, quartz, glass, and so on. Now, a couple of pointers. They are beautiful. You've done an amazing job!! . It was quite simple after Dan had made the straight line to cut off the bullnoses but our fire alarms sure did not like the dust. incredible before & after. I hope your hubby gave you two thumbs up! It is among the most used products in home decoration. They look fantastic... it was worth the wait. Did you use water based or oil based? I know nothing about carpentry so do not wish to tear stairs apart to redo things, nor can I afford to spend a fortune to pay a pro to do it. even a subfloor painted looks better than stained carpet any day in my book! We discovered this builder took some shortcuts by using 1/2" plywood for the stair risers that did not have a supporting system in the center of the step. We have that space between wall and stairs too, and I'm thinking about buying a pretty stair trim, which I'll paint navy. What to do? I love how they turned out. Gorgeous! We went through the raised bungalow and fell in love. No. Surprisingly, Dan was all for it! . What a difference that made. : It stained up a little uneven but I have to say I quite like it. I LOVE your comments, thank you! We plan to do this and will probably paint the risers navy blue, and use oak treads over the current pine. IN.CREH.DIH.BAL. Could you pretty please go into more detail about the wood on the landing, including the edging strip? I have also installed chair rail and wainscoting up the stairs (and I'm quite proud of myself, I might add). You did a beautiful job!God's blessings,Sarah :D. Nothing you do surprises me, Sarah, so I KNEW they'd turn out gorgeous! What a huge difference you made. makes me wish we had stairs in our home to do a makeover. You should be proud. If it is just a big sheet of plywood, then the process will be relatively easy. Cover the landing floor with 3/4 inch plywood, then use a second covering to increase the landing floor thickness to the same thickness as the stair treads. I'm totally thinking about doing the downstairs set of stairs with something like this. I'm curious to know what kind of stain you used. GORGEOUS! !Stairs can be awesome or dreadful. Absolutely FANTABULOUS! The lumber alone for the job will cost a couple hundred, but the labor for the task could cost anywhere from $300 up through $1200 or more to get the new stairs put in depending on complexity and size. If they are fixing problems, I am all for it.) My gorgeous, beautiful, I-am-so-stinking-proud-of-them (and myself!) I did not grab many but you can see the ones going upstairs, and the ones going downstairs. Our Shop-Vac came in handy during this renovation. You did a great job and I always love visiting here :)!Amy. You are superwoman. Remove all staples with pliers (there will be millions, TRUST me), carpet tack and glue. I don’t know about you, but when we were out hunting for our first house we saw a lot of interesting things. Use MDF if you plan on painting your treads. Even though we are replacing the stair treads and risers, you still need a flat, clean surface to work with. They look GORGEOUS!!!! I have always wanted to have beautiful wood steps instead of carpet. No stain. I just love that you did this. See more ideas about Stairs, Plywood flooring, Painted floors. Your stairs came out great. If you’re going to do a painted riser vs. exposed wood – you can just buy the tread and use a cheaper material for the riser. I build stairs with at least (3) stringers minimum, and the 12" tread-width per stringer is what I use. But it would make them a bit shinier and give them even more protection. So we pulled up the carpet, padding, and replaced the risers with 1x8s and the treads with stair treads from Lowes. What would I do differently here? lute. I'm really impressed; you did a great job. Huge kuddos to you my friend ! If you do add the Polycrylic, you may want to consider a stair runner because this could make the stairs a little slick. What do you think? If you do add the Polycrylic, you may want to consider a stair runner because this could make the stairs a little slick. Way to go, Sarah!! Job well done girl! . I am in awe of you DIY-ness. Wowza...GORGEOUS staircase! But you're right, the imperfections can sometimes just add to the character. Can't wait to see the molding project! Great job! The ceilings in our stair way are ridiculously high, and it’s a visual thing that just helps to ground them. I am giving this handmade, custom, Who else is all over #AmongUs?! YOU HAVE TO BE SO PROUD. Many of you have asked about the darker band of color along the side: I did that years ago and I absolutely love it! . It looks great. Sanding the wood is the easiest way to do this, but stripping old stain can be laborious. This concludes part one. Very impressed!http://minivanlife.wordpress.com. Start ripping up the carpet! looks wonderful and congratulations Sarah! This looks great - I love the colours and I'm sure it looks even better in real life. Deb K. on Jan 6, 2020. Instead, paint your runner in sections so that you’ll be able to get to the top or bottom of your stairs by skipping a step here and there. Required fields are marked *. One of the things that irritated me about the old landing was that there was a solid plywood at the top of the stairs (on the landing) blocking out essential light from entering the area. I hate my carpeted stairs... Wow - sit back and pat yourself on the back - your stairs look amazing. but you have inspired me to rip my yucky carpet up from under our dining room table and refinish that floor. You can purchase pre-cut stair risers for about $10 each or save some money and cut your own. care. Your stairs are beautiful! I'm in the middle of a DIY project and think the Walnut Finish stain Lowes suggested (yes, the rubber doormat wall artwork) was a tad bit too light. It's gorgeous. I am painting the risers white and staining the stair treads a dark ebony color. I want to rip the carpet off my stairs tonight. Janell, Wowww!! I LOVE it! That's a lot of views of your stairs - I think you win the prize for most pictues of one set of stairs in a post ;), Oh girl, talk about kicking up the class factor, I'M IN LOVE!!! Your staircase is beautiful. Once the carpet is removed, you might be thinking, “wow, what have I gotten myself into!” If you don’t have hardwood, you might start having doubts. If I had stairs, I'd be inspired to do mine...;), Sarah! I want some like that!Check out what Mel is up to at: http://memoriesmomentsandmakebelieve.blogspot.com/, WOW!! even. I am in love with the dark stain. Walnut Laminate Flooring Walnut Floors Living Room Decor Furniture New Furniture Painting Plywood Cheap Home Decor Diy Home Decor Cheap Plywood Rustic Wood Floors. Wish my stairs weren't behind the front door!Guerrina in CT. Such a great change! molding, then I painted the darker shade of the wall color inside. Unfortunately, how my house is designed it would be very hard to do this but I think even if I had attempted a bit to keep the dust contained I would not end up with sawdust EVERYWHERE. Beautiful. AWESOMEEEEE!!! Love it! These turned out so beautiful. Stain and clear coat your stairs to give them long-lasting appeal. I am new to your website (and so many fabulous others) and LOVE how this turned out! I cannot imagine the amount of work, but I just love it. We just got carpet installed this week, and while they were pulling up the stair carpet, I was keeping my fingers crossed that we had the type of stairs that we could just stain and paint like this, but no such luck. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, they told us that when we moved in we could choose to put in whatever we like. Awesome. *2 HUGE THUMS UP!*. I am going to try and talk my mom into doing this to her stairs. You are so brave! I used a screwdriver and a pair of pliers to remove a little bit of carpet to see what the stairs were made of. At this point, I’d rather not. Way to go! Sand non-particle board areas like the risers/kick boards and sides of stairs lightly. I don't know if the sheen makes a difference in the slipperiness (is that a word? stairs: I will give you a play by play on how I finished these up later this week. I think they were definitely worth all the work you put into them. Thanks for the inspiration! alas, we live in a rambler. They look fantastic! I partially redid our stairs by getting rid of the honey oak last year, but your amazing results are making me want to start prying off the carpet right now. Okay friend, you are a girl after my own heart. Great job & now you can take a breather...but I bet you won't! If those refinished stair treads are a common type type of hardwood such as oak, maple or beech you can get 1/4 inch thick plywood with an hardwood veneer on one or both sides. Step one= complete! You were right, we would have hunted you down if you didn't post pics first, then share the tutorial later. Not bad, right?Let me know how you did such and awesome job. Or we can get out our power tools and sever off the bullnoses on our stairs! Off topic, but I am totally going to stain/paint my deck the way you did yours. Thank you for sharing your AMAZING creativity with us! It's really stunning. You did a FANTASTIC job!!! What a huge difference. See more ideas about Stairs, Plywood flooring, Painted floors. Love it - I wish I had stairs in my house! It's manufactured as 1-to-1 1/4-inch-thick tread stock, with a bullnose on one side. Gorgeous! Here's the landing going to the upstairs: I get asked about what we used on the landing a lot -- and it was just the basic pine wood (that I've used as shiplap many times over the years). !Love your new stairs. Paint the surface of the plywood stairs, both the tread and the riser, with a coat of all-in-one paint and primer. EVERYWHERE. It depends on what stairs you have. Apply Polyurethane to remaining stairs and allow to dry for at least one day. I can only imagine how much sweat equity you just added to your home. This is going to be a lot of work. ), Sorry for the craptastic pictures – it’s a dreary day here, so the lighting wasn’t great for these, but I couldn’t wait to show you. I love the transformation. It took about 30 minutes to rip up the plywood, 30 minutes to paint the stair risers including setup and clean up, about an hour to draw the lines and then another 30 minutes to nail the stairs and apply caulk. Simply Stunning! Your stairs looks sooo nice! In the meantime, I am armed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and am spray painting my vents and kitchen chandeliers... :-)Keep up the great inspiration!! If you do that, you likely won’t be able to get to the other end of your staircase once you’ve painted! Eames Chair Open is when you can see the end of the stair. Instead, the builder used just a single piece of plywood and a CNC machine. Told ya so! This is where the dirtiness factor comes into play. I am so proud of you! So long carpet! Bye bye carpeted stairs of the 70's & 80's 'fashion' lol I'm so glad you like them and aren't totally wiped out to not even think of moulding! Also, PLEASE tell us how you calculated the molding angles sometime. It is starting to get worn, never looks clean and crisp anymore, and I HATE VACUUMING STEPS!!!!! This is a very time consuming project but well worth it in the end! Umkay…. Save Share. Stinking amazing! So, it's certainly possible to do the work yourself, just make sure you don't need the stairs for awhile :0 I have to tell you how F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S your stairs look. Thankfully we only have 13 steps in general. 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