Stairy Tale

Most staircase redos consist of these steps: 
#1 Rip up disgusting carpet, 
#2 Pull out staples, 
#3 Swear profusely, 
#4 Paint and stain risers and steps, 
#5 Enjoy fabulous new stairs, 
#6 Vow to never to that again. 

Well, what if you don’t have disgusting carpet on your stairs? Can you still enjoy the satisfaction of an annoying job well-done and the outcome of fabulous stairs? Of course you can. Check these out from Better After reader Miranda. Her all-wood stairs went from worn and weathered and slightly pinkish to deep and dark with high-contrast white. Love it.

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  1. That is nice. Love the contrast. Absolutely beautiful.

  2. Yummy! What a great update. Very classy.

  3. I’ve been a follower for a while, however, this is my first comment. I love the “after” of the stairwell. It went from “bland” to “tailored”. And, I absolutely got a kick out of your post title–“Stairy Tale”. Love it!

  4. I wish i knew how to stain 🙁

  5. It’s gorgeous!!!

    But what is that kegger NEXT to the stairs?

  6. wow, stairway to hell then back to heaven. These are so beautiful now!

  7. Is this the same staircase…it looks amazing!!

  8. Stairs look great! I, too would like to know what the object at the bottom of the stairs is.

  9. Wow…boring to fabulous!

  10. Oh bravo! Yet another awe inspiring staircase remodel – this is my summer project for the foyer. Gorgeous! Very well done! This makes we want to start tomorrow!

  11. That is what a staircase should look like! It is absolutely beautiful! Before they were just stairs and now they are STAIRS!!
    I’m also curious about that drum – it looks like it would be an old fashioned butter creamer or ice cream maker.

  12. It also occured to me that it could be an old fashioned clothes washer.

  13. It looks amazing!!!

    (I was going to comment asking why she has a composter indoors and give kudos to the beautiful composter, but now I see the other ideas thrown out for what it is and I’m quite curious myself!)

  14. You suppose the dark color is paint? Or is it POSSIBLY stain? Just wondering. Absolutely gorgeous!

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