Staircase Project develops mind of it's own
After pulling up and purging that staircase carpet, I stared at a bare nail infested staircase waiting to be beautiful...
Certainly glad to post only finishing photos as this project had some messy moments. It's now a real treat enroute to the entertainment room or bedroom.
After pulling up the carpet, I had no idea what I'd do for a new look but granted myself unlimited creative license. Certainly had the energy reserve for it!
I hand formed all tiles from portland cement and carved out with a dremel tool. Thank God for Dremel or I'd be finding another hobby real quick! I simply pour half-inch thick layers of cement on boards, allow drying for thirty minutes and carving out the basic shape or design. Once fully dry, I further carve and detail the pieces with a dremel tool.
For steps, backer or cement board applied to face of each step before applying mortar for tile and grout. I used a pre-mixed nutmeg ...»