Stairs + Pipe = Rail

Okay we have really awkward stairs. In an 8′ x 2′ 6″ area we have 9 steps, 4 of them angled, a landing, a decorative ledge AND an itty-bitty attic door. Talk about a lot of stuff for the space.

I am qualifying the stairs as part of the bathroom project since they are connected. (Please ignore the stairs and extension cord for the light.) This is our stairs before I started working on it this week…

image{My little helper!}

imageKind of amazing that we are going to make a stair rail out of 1/2″ black pipe! It was pretty simple, just create your design and then screw the pieces together.

My hubby and his assistant trying to find the right height for the railing. Needs to be a good height for me and my little guy.


This is the short wall at the bottom of the stairs.


{2 flanges, 2-2″ nipples, 2-10″ nipples, 2-90 degree angles, & a coupler}

image{4-flanges, 4-2″ nipples, 2- 1/2″ T connectors, 2-90 degree angles, 2-18″ nipples, & a 24″ nipple}

The view from the previously mentioned landing. You can see both the long and short rails


Pretty excited to have the walls painted AND the stair rail!!! I still have to do something with the trim and we still need to finish some planking and replace the stairs themselves…sigh. When it is all done I will post pictures from when we bought the house and when it is all done…SO EXCITED!


6 thoughts on “Stairs + Pipe = Rail

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I found this on Pinterest yesterday & our new rail went up this evening. Such a great idea & it looks amazing!

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