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Update a Basement Staircase With Paint!

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Our depressing basement stairwell got a facelift with board and batten on the concrete walls and a new coat of paint on the steps. I ripped up the old carpeting, pulled out all the staples and painted the treads with Sherwin Williams enamel paint with SharkGrip added to make it non-skid. The risers were painted different shades of blue/green/purple with all the leftover paint samples from our basement remodel. We had a carpenter cover the block wall with sheetrock and add the board and batten treatment.
  • more pictures of basement remodel we ripped up the old carpet and painted the, home decor, stairs
BEFORE- our basement steps were dreary and dark concrete and carpet. Ugly.
  • more pictures of basement remodel we ripped up the old carpet and painted the, home decor, stairs
A sneak peek into the AFTER!
Colorful staircase- we had lots of paint samples to use. :)
Close up of painted basement staircase
  • more pictures of basement remodel we ripped up the old carpet and painted the, home decor, stairs
"During" photo of staircase with carpet removed and concrete block wall covered with sheetrock and board and batten.
Love the way this project brightened our basement!
  • more pictures of basement remodel we ripped up the old carpet and painted the, home decor, stairs
Sharkgrip- buy it at Lowes or Sherwin Williams, add it to paint to make wood stairs nonskid. Highly recommend it!
  • more pictures of basement remodel we ripped up the old carpet and painted the, home decor, stairs
"Before" of staircase looking down-- you're not gonna believe how amazing this view is now in the full reveal. Check it out on my blog! Click the link below to see the full makeover!
"After" of staircase looking down (with board and batten)
Painted staircase with board and batten

To see more: http://unskinnyboppy.com/2013/03/painted-basement-steps-with-board-and-batten/

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  • Ildardaine

    I like the idea of different colors and also think the colors chosen are very well combined.

  • Linda Schovanec
    Linda Schovanec Dakota City, NE

    I love this

  • Gottalovethis123

    Thats the prettiest basement staircase ive ever seen....

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    Kudos to u!

  • Andrea Davidson

    LOVE this! This is just what I was looking for to update my dark and dingy basement stairs. Great job!

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