We did this project over a full weekend and two additional weeks nights following.
Carpeted stairs to wood stairs.
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To avoid damage to the wood stairs they used a cat paw and hammer to gently remove the tack strips.
The transition to the carpeted stairs was easy but important.
Replacing carpeted stairs with hardwood does not have to be an expensive and time consuming task.
But cold weather hit before we got around to sanding and staining the handrails so they sat in the garage until the weather warmed up.
Our guest today has a lovely hardwood stair remodel to share with us.
I didn t take a picture of the stairs before with carpet but imagine carpeted stairs in pretty much every house built in the 1980 s that you ve ever entered and you ll have a pretty good idea of what.
Stain and clear coat your stairs to give them long lasting appeal.
If there were existing hardwoods underneath the carpet sand them before re staining.
The result was a clean transition from wood to carpet.
This is our stairs before.
It was bad we decided to rip out the old carpet and see what we had to work with underneath.
Our main goal was to rip off the carpet see what wood was underneath and.
So we got to work and this is our process on how to remodel stairs from carpet to wood.
Maybe we could refinish the stairs.
My husband and i recently tore the carpet from our stairs and painted the wood underneath creating a fresh clean and modern look.
We loved our remodeled painted and stained wood staircase in our last house see the reveal here and check out all the steps here.
Use a foam brush to apply the stain and wipe with a lint free cloth.
The carpet was old and dirty giving the entry a very dark and dated feel.
Something about the beauty of a nicely stained and painted staircase or the satisfaction of ripping the carpet off the stairs.
To tell you the truth we had most of the transformation from carpeted stairs to hardwood completed last fall.
Jenna shows you how she did it here.
The stairs in our home were ancient and had a smell to them.
Directions for how to update carpeted stairs into a wooden staircase first we had to get rid of the existing bullnoses on the stairs.
A zebra print stair runner adds depth to this room from catherine m.