Refinishing Your Stairs

This is after I’ve given our Pennsylvania house staircase some TLC. It’s the 3rd house in a row that we moved into with carpeted stairs. I truly HATE carpet on stairs and it must go . The carpeting collects dust, dirt, dog hair and other unthinkables year after year despite vacuuming. So I knew it […]

DIY Carpet Removal and Refinishing Wood Stairs

Since the day we moved in I’ve been wanting to rip the carpet off the stairs. Almost 2 years later that was finally a reality! It was high time to get these stairs NAKED. Here are the stairs in their carpeted glory before I got crazy with the box cutter! I must share that I’ve […]

DIY Painted Stairs

We had carpeted stairs in our Florida house for 7 long years. 4 kids, 2 dogs and many friends ran up and down those stairs. I never ever felt like I could get them clean as over time they got stained and gross. I always hated that when you opened our front door you looked […]

DIY Painted Banisters {aka handrails}

In our Virginia home you are immediately greeted by stairs when you open our front door.  It’s the first thing you see.  The first impression and for me the oak feels outdated. Don’t get me wrong, I like oak for flooring and even kept it on our mantle but a black hand rail black is […]