Basement Steps

4 Materials
$50
4 Days
Easy

Our basement steps were in great need of a refreshing. They had a black thick plastic runner on them, and underneath was red paint and transition strips on the edge. Not to mention the years of dirt. My goal was to re-purpose with materials I had on hand as much as possible. Here's how I accomplished that.
This is how the steps looked before I started. They were old looking and really needed a new look.
This is how worn and old the runner was.
I first removed the old runner and the transition strip (This is how worn and old the runner was.) . I then swept and washed the steps (many times) and strip. They needed a good clean.
(You can see the old color) Using the basic painting steps, I taped areas I didn't want to paint. I then primed every other step so that I could go use them. Let them dry and then did the opposite steps. I then painted the same way. I did use two coats of paint.
And here is the finished project. Using materials I had on hand I gave my basement stairs a new look.

Suggested materials:

  • Anti-Slip additive  (Home depot)
  • Paint for porch and patio  (Home depot)
  • Screws  (Home depot)
See all materials

Top Hometalk Projects

11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Fun Way To Brighten Up Your Backyard This Summer
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
30 Reasons We Can’t Stop Buying Michaels Storage Crates
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
If Your Stairway Walls Are Empty, Here Are 25 Ways To Change Them Now!
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
These Upcycling Ideas Will Blow You Away!
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
17 DIY Decor Ideas To Get The Party Started

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 4 comments
Your comment...