DIY Staircase Makeover Under $10 Rental Friendly

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I have been working slowly on our house. It’s an old town house, a more than 100 years old house regarding what our landlord says. As we are renting we don’t want to invest thousands of dollars there but at the same time we want to be comfortable there.

In case you missed it you can see our (half) kitchen makeover on a budget and our entryway makeover.

Once you enter our house the first thing you see is the staircase. It’s not right in front of you literally but it was kind of an eyesore because it was too dark for my taste. I remember seeing Maison de Pax and her lovely staircase so it is my inspiration pin this month.

Are you ready to see my DIY staircase makeover under $10 which is rental friendly as well?

Here we go, this is the before picture.

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Quite dull, right?

It’s also dark because the space is quite big if you have seen it in my entryway makeover and it only has the light coming from the main door.

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Anyway, adding some light color to the staircase would help for sure.

DIY Staircase Makeover Under $10

I will add some affiliate links for your convenience (you can read the full disclosure here) in case you want to give it a try in yours.

Although my inspiration post involved painting, I wanted to keep it rental friendly and used contact paper instead.

I found mine in the Dollar shop but there are lots of them available to shop online. I bought 2 rolls because I knew I would have more than enough. Each one was 3,25€ which is less than $7. I also had the scissors and Xcto knive so I saved buying them.

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I measured each step because every three steps the following one was a bit smaller (counting from the floor).

I used a piece of scrap wood to throw the lines but a rule will be ok too.

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I cut the first three pieces of contact paper to the desired size.

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I cleaned every step very well before attaching the contact paper. I found it easier to begin from the right, next to the wall, while flattening it to remove any possible air bubbles.

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I used the Xcto knive to cut the little excess of paper each step could have.

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When all the fronts were made, I measured each side. This process was a bit more time consuming because the measures were different on each “triangle”.

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I cut each one to the corresponding size.

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Again with the knive the only thing to do was to trim the excess of paper.

DIY Staircase makeover under $10 with contact paper · Via www.sweethings.net 

In about three hours the DIY staircase makeover was done. I guess you can do it faster but I’m the kind of girl that measures twice just to be sure.

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Then I decided to move that animal print bench to my room and make that corner brighter.

Please don’t mind the stuff on the mirror reflection, my daughters like to follow me with their own stuff while I am DIYing things around the home… like if the mess I do myself was not enought!!

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The wall was too boring and thought that creating like a gallery wall would look better.

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I must say I really love this DIY staircase makeover under $10!! It looks much brighter and despite there are much more things to do around the house, this is one I can take off my to do list.

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It’s been around 6 months I did it and I happy to say it’s holding really well. I have two energic daughters going up and down all day long, and the house is always filled with more of their friends, and no signs of worn.

DIY Staircase makeover under $10 rental friendly · Via www.sweethings.net 

I hope you liked my DIY staircase makeover as much as I do. If so, please share it or Pin It, sharing is caring!

DIY Staircase makeover under $10 rental friendly · Via www.sweethings.net

 Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓

Hugs,

Pili


 
 
 

11 comments

  1. Kelli says:

    That’s a pretty amazing update that achieved what you were going for. It even made the banister look brighter! Very smart!

  2. Erlene says:

    Wow, I would have never thought to use contact paper to lighten up the stairs. It really looks great and made a huge difference! Pinned.

  3. Michelle Leslie says:

    I want your staircase Pili. I fact, I want your house 😀 Those ceiling beams and the balustrade and the small, interesting details. Aaaaai so pretty. I can’t believe the difference that the contact paper made to the staircase either. . It’s so subtle, but WOW does it make an impact. Great idea

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