Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Simple staircase makeover

Okay, I am going to come off as a real tightwad, but guess what? This project was super cheap! It cost me a total of $6.50 and it looks so nice! I found these pre-painted accents at Home Depot near the molding and railing materials. Then just (nearly, as I am non-commital to decor) used some Liquid Nails and put them up. If you want a less permanent option, just hammer them in with a long nail. This way you can always remove them and simply fill in the remaining hole later.

So, here is the before and after. What do you think?
Before- not bad...
After- Lookin good!
And putting them up is simple, all you need is a hammer, a drill, a nail punch, nails, and wood putty.

Measure the positioning and make sure the accents are level and nail it in. I drilled holes in them first to prevent them from splitting. 
Use a nail punch and tap the nails in.  

Fill in with wood putty and then paint. 
Then enjoy!


Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Following you back and good luck for the giveaway!
I liked your last post!
You should link it up to parties. I have all the fun parties going on out there by days of the week on my blog :)

melissa said...

Thanks! I am going to be sure to participate in more blog parties! Thanks for putting together the list!

PS, love your blog! :)

Brandy said...

Hey Melissa, I just decided to start the blog thing back up again!!! I like the stairs, it's simple and looks good. Sometimes simple is best!!!!