Renovating our house on a tight budget and hating the carpet that is almost as old as I am, I decided a complete overhaul was in need.
Budget Staircase Renovation Using Giftwrap
I began by carefully removing the dusky pink carpet and underlay we had on our top staircase with a craft knife. I then removed the underlying carpet tack strips and staples with an old dinner knife and then the back end of a hammer to remove any additional nails.
After sanding down the steps, I cut giftwrap (the more mismatched the better!) into rough riser-sized strips and adhered the backs with pva glue.
Once I established that it was the look I was going for, I painted a base and top coat onto the steps. I continued the application of giftwrap, painted a layer of pva glue over the top to stop any curling edges and used my craft knife to even out the edge and cut off any excess.
I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome, which transferred a dull stairway into a bright and airy space. It's also really good to know that changing the theme will be super easy if I want to redecorate it.
- Giftwrap (www.paperchase.co.uk)
- PVA glue (Amazon)
- Colours Interior Milky White Satin Emulsion Paint (www.diy.com)
Published March 22nd, 2018 3:47 AM