I gave my stairs a makeover because I was so sick of the grim carpet – they look so posh now and I did it all myself | The Sun

A DIY fan decided to give their stairs a bit of an update because they were bored of the old, grim carpet.

In a bid to save some cash, she decided to get the work done herself and amazed herself by how easy it was.

Nia started by ripping up the old carpet and removing any nails before stripping paint from the corner of the stairs for a more flawless base.

She used Citristrip paste to coat the old paint, leaving it to work it's magic for an hour before scraping it off with a scraper.

The DIY fan decided not to complicate things by adding in a new carpet or runner, so stained the top of the stairs black instead.

The front portion was then painted white to "add some nice contrast to the house."


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"I even painted my railing black and I think it looks great," Nia said.

Even though the staircase isn't the top of the list when it comes to most people's home renovation list, Nia's project proved to be a winner.

The finished staircase looked so posh and you'd never know it was a quick DIY job in the first place.

In fact, it looked so good other DIY fans were inspired to give their own stairs a makeover.

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"I want to change out my carpet now, this looks so good and you should be proud," one person commented on the video.

A second wrote: "It's so much nicer and no doubt a thousand times easier to keep clean! Love it."

Another said: "I think it's beautiful! I work in flooring and I will say I've never seen such beautiful stair treads underneath carpet!

"I wish more customers would get out of their comfort zone and do some DIY stuff themselves."

"Wow what a transformation! Very classy and easier to clean than carpet too," someone else said.

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