Monday, March 19, 2012

New Front Entry Stairs

Hi friends!  Happy Monday.  I hope y'all were able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather.  Minus the absurd amount of pollen in Atlanta, this weekend was perfect!  I spent the entire weekend outside sprucing up the house.  We got so much done that I get to break it down into a few posts for you.

The first project I am sharing with you is one that has been needing to be done for a very long time. I'm embarrassed that I let it go for as long as I did.  

These were our front entry stairs.  This is what you would climb to get to our front door.

 
These dirty, rickety, and disgusting stairs weren't very welcoming to our guests.  Something needed to be done a LONG time ago.


 Those little dots? Remnants of some green outdoor carpeting that used to live on the steps.  YUCK!


 Hubs removed each one of the treads.  He then measured, cut, and replaced each one.  I got busy power-washing all of the remaining structure.This only took me a couple of hours.  Woof.




Once the new stairs were cleaned and prepped, I was able to stain them.  I love the way they look now.  The entry way is so much more inviting, right?




 

Like I said, I can't believe we waiting so long to do this.  It only cost us around $100 and it makes so much more of an impact.  
I can't wait to show you what I did with all of this:


YAY for Spring!  Did you do anything fun this weekend?  Get any big projects done?  Hope y'all have a great rest of the week! Talk soon, Friends!

xoxo,
Brandi Nell

11 comments:

Shermika said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous! Y'all are such a handy DIY couple. Love the staining.

Allyson said...

Those look so great!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

I am so amazed that y'all just do all of this by yourself. Teach me your ways!!

localatlast.com said...

WOW! What a transformation - your entrance looks gorgeous! I definitely need to take a page out of your book, and pay closer attention to DIY projects :)

Brandi Nell said...
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Brandi Nell said...

Julie you could totally do this type of stuff! Hope all is well in Cali!

Brandi Nell said...

Thanks friend! We were so happy with the transformation.

Amanda W. said...

Looks great!! Can't wait to see what you did with the flowers!

The future Meghan Fox said...

The stairs look amazing! I read this the first time last night as i was falling asleep but i HAD to make sure I told you how AMAZING the stairs look!!!! Gorgeous!

Ruth said...

They look amazing.