The set of unfinished stairs that greeted guests as soon as they walked into IHeart Organizingblogger Jen Jones’s house were a serious eyesore. Tired of hiding them, Jen decided to embark on a stair makeover, and the results will wow you.
While the project has multiple steps, it’s significantly more approachable than expected and much more affordable than it looks. It starts with a brilliant hack: a false stair kit — yes, that’s a real thing! Jen picked one up at The Home Depot that contained treads (the panel you step on) and risers (the panel that rises up between stairs).
To customize her staircase and make sure it matched the other stairs in her home, she purchased the wood unfinished and treated the panels herself. Treads were stained walnut, and the risers were coated with glossy white paint. Once they dried, she sawed them to the right size and secured them to the staircase.
Like we said, it’s not an easy project but certainly a doable and dramatic one. Interested in tackling your own ugly staircase? Get the step-by-step details on IHeart Organizing.