We left off our stair remodel with a big huge MESS! And it was about to get messier pretty quick. If you noticed in the plan, from before we had the newel posts moved back to open the space. So we got to work on that deconstruction/construction next:
We plan on re-using the railing so we took it apart carefully and actually left a lot of it intact. Anything we did cut we made sure to cut a little long. Here Justin is cutting back the railing and removing it all:
You can see behind Justin that the railing is still mostly in one piece. (and technically it still is…just sitting in the closet, not on the stairs, but hopefully soon!) The next side is on the chop list!! The space already feels SO much bigger!!
Not photographed we nailed in a support for those boards in the wall (above). Then installed the structural part of the post. Don’t laugh at us if we don’t do it exactly right we wanted to make sure it was nice and strong, and you better believe this thing is not coming out. When we are closer to getting done, we will put the pretty part on top of it. We also re-used bits and pieces of 2 x 4wood that we already had, so some of it is randomly painted.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.