We’re still not done. Is it taking forever? – Yep. Have we almost used the world’s supply of sandpaper? – Probably. Do we think we’ll ever be finished? – Nope.
Okay, so we’ve already gone from this…
But there is still so much more to do. This has got to be the longest project in the history of projects!
We spent this weekend (as always) sanding the staircase. From a distance, it may look more or less okay, but when you get up close, you can see that we’d started to be impatient and paint over some areas that had been sanded, but weren’t completely smooth. After spending hours and hours sanding and painting, it just seems a shame to rush in the final stages and mess up the finish.
So, after filling some holes that we’d missed and after a few more hours of sanding, this is what the staircase looks like now.
What a mess It’s not exactly encouraging that the staircase now looks worse than before! I’m sure you’re all sick of reading about our staircase restoration, and we’re definitely sick of doing it, but – fingers crossed – it shouldn’t take too much longer now. (Haven’t I heard that somewhere before?)
The next job on our staircase restoration list is to prepare everything for the final coat of paint. That means that every white surface will need sanding (again!) with fine sandpaper – minimum 240 grit. Then we can hopefully start painting again.
Check out the other lovely DIYers taking part in the DIY Duel – they are all doing amazingly well in restoring their staircases!
Sandra @ The House of Bing
As we just love to make even more work for ourselves, we’ve had a staircase related project idea. It still needs a bit more planning, but we’ll share it with you all later in the week.