Entry and Staircase Makeover Reveal

Yesterday I showed you the entry and stair project review.  And you can check out all the individual stair posts under my stair tag.

Beautiful Staircase Makeover!

Stair Makeover removing carpet from stairs

Just a reminder of the before:

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Stair Makeover removing carpet from stairs

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So let’s just let the pictures tell the story. Hope you enjoy!

The view from above:

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Some of the architectural and decorating details of the space.
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Overall view of the space:

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So finally this is the staircase makeover reveal, I hope you like it!!!  (the occasion calls for three exclamation marks for sure)

And if you do check out the kitchen makeover and dining room reveal in our park house… more rooms to come soon!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Before After Carpet To Wood Staircase Park House @Remodelaholic

EDIT  * I’ve had a lot of emails asking about the flooring we used.

I posted all about it in the living room floor installation  post. Hope that helps!

If you are wondering about the blue artwork in the hall the tutorial to make that is at the link!

 I’ve had a LOT of questions about the paint it is Fortress Grey in the Dutchboy line..  I used left over paint that I had from an upstairs bath.  I bought the paint at Walmart a few years ago.  Here is the label, they accidentally only added enough for a quart the first time, so they did it four times.  How is that for confusing… but here you go!

Fortress Grey paint label

——————–Update 5/21/2016——————

Check this out!

Remodelaholic-inspired banister remodel, before and after

Readers Annie and Scott sent us these photos of their staircase makeover. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Just followed directions, except no wooden spindles, spent a little more $$ and purchased wrought iron, so worth it! Very easy to install, and so elegant looking!

Beautiful transformation, you two! Definitely elegant!

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  1. If only builders wouldn’t install those cheap, ugly newel posts in the first place. A girl can dream, right? Your choices and workmanship are impeccable. I am a huge fan of architectural details, and when we built our Craftsman bungalow seven years ago, we installed a similar style to what you chose. I really like how you started the newel posts two steps up. Great job!

  2. Stunning transformation! I started to peel carpet from my stairs over a year ago, pushed it back waiting for a the right time to tackle the project…..and, yeah well, haven’t started yet. But you have inspired to get my groove on!! It is so beautiful!

    1. It’s a slippery slope, once you start peeling that carpet away! Don’t let it drag out as long as I let it!!!! Get it done you will LOVE it!

    1. Megan, I finally found the paint label photograph it was Fortress grey from Walmart. I bought it for another project years ago at Walmart of all places. I added the image of the label to the post above! Hope it helps!

  3. this has to be one of the best ,if not the best remodel I have seen diyer or pro. you guys really have outdone yourselves. I could go on but your beautiful makeover speaks for its self. thanks so much for sharing

  4. I love the way your floors turned out. And I really love your rug you have down in the entry. Where is it from?

  5. Beautiful!! Question – the hand rails: Do you have a post on painting those? Any special prep work / sanding or paint used??

    1. I don’t, I didn’t even take pictures…! I didn’t do anything special. Just clean anything off your railing (they can get pretty dirty) Then, just a few coats of semi gloss black paint with a brush. I could have sanded, but I didn’t I figured I would touch it up if it ever became necessary. *Keep your brush clean, and free from globs of dry paint to avoid brush marks, I sometimes wash my brushes in the middle of projects and dry them with a rag. *Or if you want to use a foam roller over your brush marks, I sometimes do that to help smooth the paint after it has been brushed on.

  6. I simply LOVE this! We are remodeling two of our staircases right now. This is right on time. Plus! I am a Realtor in Nashville, TN and one of my clients just discussed doing the same thing to her home after the purchase. Definitely sharing this one with her!! Love! Love! LOVE!!!!

  7. Love the transformation!!! We are currently renovating a 4bed 2bath house we bought for pennies and love to watch other people taking on the DIY adventure! Can’t wait to check out your other projects!

  8. Wow – I have a DIY crush. The stairs are stunning. My husband is going to hate that I have found your site. Today he will come home from work to a surprise – I have already taken the carpet off our stairs!

  9. Your color choices and contrasts are to die for! Also where is the runner from? I have been searching for a rug with thos exact colors!

  10. Do you have a tutorial on the shoe storage? I need something like this for behind my front door. Gorgeous room by the way!!

  11. I’m curious about the top of the stairs. Do you have wall to wall carpet up there? If so, what does the transition look like?

    1. Laura, there is a landing of wood flooring then the other stairs that go up are carpet still. So, it is a carpet to wood floor transition. Sorry I don’t have a picture.

  12. Amazing! So beautifully designed for the space. Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to get started on our house!