Since moving in 4 years ago we knew that
these stairs,banisters, needed updated.
Just one more thing added to our
to do list.
Well the day should I say week finally came.
Hold your horses, lets back up ...... When we moved in the stairs
were carpeted. Our very much loved Lab(Max) had arthritis
and had a hard time maneuvering the stairs so the carpets stayed.
carpeting on the stairs and white builder grade banisters.
Our beloved Max passed this year and Mr WWH lifted the
carpet on the stairs and lo an behold the stairs were oak and in
So after many high quotes on replacing these
banisters with Oak Mr. WWH decided
He would tackle the job himself.
Wow I was truly amazed. This was a first for Mr WWH and
he did an amazing job replacing all of it. So now our journey starts.
Demolition started, first off ......
Removing the old meant tearing out the newels attached to the walls.....led to drywall work....no problem there ...he's a pro at that.
Replacing the base , newels,balusters and railings
Mr WWH started with the top.
The top right leading into the living room.
Again more drywall work.........
Lastly the one that holds the most balusters and are cut on a angle.
Trim is added and staining is done. Next came Varathane.
Love the square newels. Yes that's Benny he sure has grown.
Well he didn't stop there............
Mr WWH continued on down the stairs. See the carpet on the stairs going down and a metal plate by Bennys feet well that's all been replaced with this.........When the carpet was removed , oak stairs were also revealed.
Looking up from the great room....
New Railing in Oak.......
Beautiful oak stairs......
Remember the metal plate, well this was replaced with this....
An oak threshold
Quite the transformation!!
By installing this ourselves we saved thousands of dollars.
Our quotes ranged from $3500. to $4000.
Our cost was $1,000.00
Thanks honey you did an amazing job on these stairs!!
As always thanks for stopping by!