The first newel post comes off, and the balusters up to the next post come out easily. Note that removing treads and risers is hard work because not only are they nailed down, but they're glued down as well. Cutting through the middle of the treads can help when prying them out.Keep the damage to the drywall along the stairs to a minimum. Never shake the can because it creates bubbles that will be brushed on to the wood ruining the finish.When the stained parts have dried, apply a coat of polyurethane on them. To get proper measurements for the skirt boards, you'll need to clean up the stringers first.Cut away the overhang of the landing with a circular saw and hand saw, and remove any leftover frame pieces with the reciprocating saw.Lots of priming and waiting to dry; priming and waiting to dry; painting and waiting to dry; you get the point.But that’s finished, the wall paper is down and the walls are painted a shade of gray that sometimes I like and sometimes I don’t.
PURPOSEThe stairwell would become a gallery for a large collection of paint-by-number paintings, adding color and visual interest to this high traffic area of the house.then i applied 2 coats of paint we had leftover from when we painted our trim and wainscoting.i'm so so so in love with how it turned out!now i just have to decide what i want to do with the wall heading down to the basement.. but for now i am just going to enjoy the transformation 🙂 Remodelaholic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together.I will someday but there are TOO many things to think about that effect each other. " src=" alt="" width="504" height="379" border="0" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="" data-jpibfi-post-url=" data-jpibfi-post-title="Entry and Stair Review" data-pin-url=" data-pin-media=" Let’s chat shall we, about how we got to this point…The staircase in the entry was one of the things that I liked about this house, but in its original state it made the entry space feel SO SMALL!I am just not ready to make that kind of time and brainpower investment yet! I really wanted to have an entry space and not just arrive in the living room.