Stairs Updated With Paint & Beadboard

Lori S
by Lori S
Our stairs were covered with old, worn out carpet that had definitely seen better days. We removed the carpet and used paint and beadboard to give the stairs a new look. This project was very easy and only cost us about $112.00!
Stairs Reveal! The paint & beadboard totally transformed the stairs.
So happy with the final result! This was a very easy project & inexpensive.
Close up of the beadboard and details.
Lori S
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  • Sgu33145703 Sgu33145703 on Apr 10, 2018

    Hello. Exactly what kind of bead board did you use? I've seen so many options like MDF,DPI, etc. Have you found it to be resistant against high traffic?

  • Diane Guy Diane Guy on Jul 19, 2018

    Can you remember the cost that Lowe charges to do the cuts? Thanks

  • Bodhi Irvine Bodhi Irvine on Nov 17, 2022

    Hello, I realize that this is a really old post but I was hoping that you would remember the paint color you used on the steps. It is beautiful! Thanks so much in advance!

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  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Mar 31, 2015
    What an awesome job! Never saw this idea of beadboard as backing and gray steps! I did our staircase several years ago & used the trim on each side of each step to cover the gaps...we used an adhesive to attach the strip across each step though and wondered what adhesive you used for these.

  • ShelleyN ShelleyN on Dec 05, 2015
    Your stairs look great! We're about to paint our stairs grey and white - also after ripping out old gross carpet. What color grey did you use? Thanks!

    • Lori S Lori S on Dec 06, 2015
      @ShelleyN Thanks Shelly! I used Valspar Porch & Floor paint in "Wet Pavement".