Stair Makeover With Accent Lighting

Watch how we turn a plain, old and white staircase into a more modern one using only some LED strip lights, some carpet, and a couple of angles. If you're someone who likes interior design, or simply looking for stair makeover or stair light design inspiration, you should check out this makeover.
Full project video and speed build log!
Let's get going!
Chinese LED strips & Alu angles. The strips are ok, but not the best warm white color - so might wanna invest a couple of extra dollars for that perfect look
Creating paper templates for the stairs, so it is easier to cut
Cutting stair carpet
And voila! A stair step. 10 to go.
Applying Velcro to the staircase. For a more permanent solution, I recommend using real carpet glue.
Attach the carpet neatly to the stair.
From above, see the contrast. New is so nice. Old was ok.
Measuring length of steps!
Cutting out aluminium edges
Placing the aluminium edges. Looks really nice!
Time to bring the rolls of LED strips out
Cutting the LED strips to proper size, then attaching them on the underside of the step. See the video for a more comprehensive guide.
And there is the result! What do you think?
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  • Jjqq
    Jjqq
    on Jan 21, 2019

    What kind of carpet did you use? It looks so thin- almost like felt. Nice job BTY

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    on Jan 28, 2019

    I ‘m with the rest. How are you hooking up the power. Are you hooking them end to end with the black and red wires (series set up) or running the black and red wires from each led strip to a single source (parallel set) and what is that source?

    • Sherry
      Sherry
      on Jan 30, 2019

      If you watch the video, she goes into more details about it.

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    on Mar 12, 2019

    Is there a video

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