So after my last “mini post” about our stair set back, we finally figured out what to do with the stairs. It is basically what we were going to do in the first place, sigh, 1″x10″ boards for the treads and 1″x8″ boards for the risers.
FYI I love the risers and cannot stand to to repaint/refinish them so we are keeping them as they are and going to make decorative/storage boxes for the open vanity I want in the new bathroom!
We braced the steps with 2″x4″s since we are using 1″x boards for the treads and risers, which are original to the house. Do you not just love that old paint on the sides! I am going to strip thru the white, brown and mustard paints to this shade, then sand and varnish it to protect it from my hubby, 2 kids, and 3 dogs.
We did pretty good the first day we got the top 4 stairs done, the riser for the landing and the braces for that landing. For the night we placed pieces of OSB, that were previously protecting the steps, onto the the bracing. That way no one would fall thru them over night…like my hubby going to work at 2am.