We Got Rid of the Nasty Carpet on Our Stairs and Stained Them!!!

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This was one of the biggest home DIY projects we've done in a long time. But pulling out the carpet and staining the stairs was sooooo worth it! Here's what the stairs in our townhouse looked like before we started.
I hate to even look at that picture... yuck! It took a lot of work but we ripped up the carpet and spent two days removing staples and vacuuming.
After sanding they looked like this:
We decided to stain them to save money. That was actually the easiest part.
For all the details and more photos visit my blog post. Leave a comment and let me know if you've ever pulled out carpet and stained your floor. Thanks for reading!!!
Suggested materials:
  • Dark walnut stain
  • Paintbrush
  • Heavy duty staple remover
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Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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  • Jerri Verity Jerri Verity on Jun 30, 2018

    Our basement stairs are too narrow from back to front. What can we do? With least amount of $$$. They have hard tile and metal strips. House is small and 56 years old.

  • Bubbie Bubbie on Mar 21, 2019

    I have tan carpet on 3 level stair case and I don't like it much because I can see the stains coming. I like the carpet concept but to keep it clean is another task within it self. Do you have any suggestions?

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