Monday, March 17, 2014

Repairing The Stairway

Welcome back to Maintenance Monday! We have been so busy that it has been difficult to keep up with our blog posts. But, busy is good. We are getting lots done! One of the first things we needed to repair when we moved in to our new home was the front stairway. It was blocked off for safety. We have two stairways; however, the back stairway leads to our master bedroom. So, to avoid all the nonstop traffic through our bedroom, we needed to repair the front stairway.

If you are new to our blog,
you may like to check out our house tour  
when we purchased our home.

This is how our stairway looked when we purchased our house.

The posts were missing and 2X4's were used
to block the top and bottom of the stairs.
They say, "Danger" and "Do Not Enter".

As I mentioned before, the house was a foreclosure
and was empty for a few years.
Someone set a 2x4 under the railing, drove
a nail/screw through, and split the railing.

This is the entryway closet underneath
the stairs. It opens in the playroom/office.

The stairs and rail were already
painted and need to be redone.
After we drywall the foyer,
I will sand and repaint.
Someday, I would like to strip off
the paint and stain the stairway.

What do you think, paint or stain?

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  1. Looks grand, even before the repair

  2. Wow, what a difference. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is totally finished.

  3. Oh, boy! Personally, I love a mix of paint and stain! Either way, this staircase is going to be divine! Can't wait to see the finished project!

    1. Thank you, Angela! I like the idea of paint and stain, too!

  4. It looks like a lot of work, but it will be beautiful when it is completed.