Painting your basement stairs

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Rebuilding your basement or simply sprucing up your staircase does not mean breaking the bank. You can update your staircase by using inexpensive materials. The riser (back of step) and trend (the step) can be build from presswood which is much lower price than hardwood. Once you have completed building your staircase, you can either paint it white or any color you prefer.

Having fun decorating your basement stairs. Steps, railing and balusters have been painted in grey, risers and spindles in white. With a striped carpet runner. Flowery wallpaper provides a creative touch.

contemporary basement staircase

Source: Sage Design Studio Inc.

If you want to be creative and you happen to have some left over wallpaper here is a fun idea. The steps have been painted in grey and the riser has been covered with wallpaper (Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper).

wallpaper eclectic staircase

Source: Valillawood

This was a recent project. The staircase was completely rebuilt using presswood for the steps and riser. Steps, riser and spindles were painted in pearl finish Benjamin Moore Cloud White. Rail and balusters were stained in mahogany color to match the new flooring. A little trick to match your floors, bring a sample of your flooring to your local paint or hardware store and they will match it.

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Source: Eleni Decor

You can be creative. Add color and stenciling to fit your style.

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Source: Random thoughts from an incoherent – blog

  1. EliEli03-26-2013

    Speaking for myself, I always expect basements to be dark and so I was glad to see that you can make your staircase look bright and fun (with wallpaper.. who would have thought?) Can’t wait to see what you will have up next!
    -Eli

  2. Linda DLinda D05-29-2016

    What color are these steps, with the stencils ?

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