The Brellis House


Refinishing the Staircase

Refinishing our staircase has been on our to-do list for years and we finally got to it! Particularly after we refinished our wood floors, the orangey wood with paint splatters was really bothering us (probably really just me). Plus I had been lusting over the painted riser-dark wood stained tread look on pinterest. So one weekend we tackled it and wonder why it took us so long to get to it. Here’s what it looked like before, although we didn’t really get very good photos of how bad the wood really looked up close.

stairbase before

All we had to do was sand down the treads (sounds easy but it took HOURS), vacuum, and spread on two coats of stain and two coats of a clear coat.staining staircase

Then I painted the risers with one coat of primer and two coats of white paint and voilĂ ! They are so beautiful.staircase after

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