Alicia W
Alicia W
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  • Middletown, PA

Transform Your Staircase in Just 2 Hours!

2 Materials
$60
2 Hours
Easy

An easy project to change your boring white stair's kick plate or front into something out of a magazine. You're neighbors will be so envious!!

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

These are the materials that I used: carpenter's square, metal and vinyl tape measure, pencil, utility knife, credit card, cardboard box, and vinyl wall covering.


BEFORE:

BEFORE
BEFORE

Begin by vacuuming and wiping the stair treads and fronts.

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

Measure the width of the stair front.

I found the bottom stair front is thinner due to the fact that there is usually molding added to the bottom along the floor.

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

Measure the length of the stair front.

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

Using a tape measure, mark the measurements onto the back of the vinyl.

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

Place several pieces of cardboard under your vinyl before cutting.

Using a utility knife and carpenter's square, cut the vinyl along your measurement marks.

transform your staircase in just 2 hours

Remove the backing and adhere the vinyl to the stair front.

Use a credit card to smooth out any air bubbles.

Continue to measure, cut and cover your remaining stair fronts.


AFTER:

AFTER
AFTER

Amazing, isn't it? This 2 hour trick has completely change my entryway and I love it!

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We hope you enjoyed this awesome staircase project!

Suggested materials:

  • Tape measure
  • Vinyl wall covering

Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • M
    on Jul 27, 2017

    Would your heels scraping the risers tear the paper? My husband is always marking up our risers with the back of his gym shoes leaving black scuffs. I am looking for an alternative to the white paint. I have seen projects where they use tiles.
    • Mainiebets
      on Aug 1, 2017

      I've seen people put very thin plexiglass over the paper or even on painted white risers.
  • Myrna
    on Aug 1, 2017

    Hi,
    I have stairs with carpeting and would like to remove it. What is the least expensive way of getting that done? My bottom is ceramic tiles. I like that wood look can I get that done inexpensively?
  • Michelle Mounts
    on Aug 6, 2017

    I just took the carpet off my stairs there is a half inch gap from the wall to staircase and the boards are 2-10 what would be a inexpensive way to make them look good until I get more money to complete the staircase?? I have been remodeling all of my downstairs. It has been a jorney trying to remodel and get moved in. Need all the help I can get. Thank you:)
    • Jj213342913
      on Sep 3, 2017

      You could put a piece of trim or quarter round down to cover the gap.

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