My refinished staircase

joyce_6333February 13, 2009

When we purchased our 1916 bungalow 8 years ago, all the wood (which is QS oak) was very dark and cracked. There were many layers of shellac/varnish, and it was not very pretty. Well, just this past week, I finished this years long project of completely sripping the wood and refinishing. I still have to do one more sanding and another coat of finish.

I just had to share the efforts of all my hard work with someone. Most people wouldn't appreciate all the hard work, but I know those on this forum will. Thanks for taking a look. The first picture shows a small section of the dark finish, and what I found underneath.

Here is a link that might be useful: Refinished staircase

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worthy

As someone who once stripped a single handrail and gave up, I'm impressed!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 9:17PM
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missouri1

WOW!! That woodwork is gorgeous! Oh I hope I can find the dedication and drive you have because I've got some wood to redo myself.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 9:23PM
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blackcats13

Stunning! I hope you feel a great deal of pride when you look at it for years to come, you deserve it!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 9:46PM
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sacto_diane

Very nice. Good job. I've been wanting to tackle my staircase but all those spindles scare me away. I've spent too many hours stripping paint already :-(

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 10:28PM
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joyce_6333

I've also done the dining room, and have the living room 3/4 done. What a pain in the neck to do all those beams!

Here is a link that might be useful: Dining Room

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 10:56PM
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igloochic

You should have a party and confine them to the hall :o) It's absolutely gorgeous and really, pat on the back kind of work :)

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 1:15AM
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joyce_6333

I'm smiling! Thanks for the nice comments. Maybe it will help me finish the projects I'm currently procrastinating about.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 8:05AM
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armisteadgardens

Gorgeous!

Do you have more than one staircase in the house, or did you have to use that one while you refinished?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 10:25AM
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sacto_diane

I've done my dining room as well plus a couple of bedrooms. Below is the link to my dining room. I love the results but it's a lot of work.

Diane

Here is a link that might be useful: Dining Room

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 11:29AM
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joyce_6333

Diane -- absolutely beautiful! Whew! That's alot of wood. I've seen your pictures before and always admired that dining room.

Is that Van Briggle I see on your buffet? Have pieces in that color myself. Lived in Colorado Springs for 30 yrs, and am partial to VB.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 2:37PM
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kathleenca

Joyce and Diane,

You both have done WONDERFUL work. I'm very impressed, especially with your sticktoitiveness!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 2:06PM
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