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Couple Refinished Century-Old Stairs for $150 and They Look Brand New

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Stairs are one of the most underrated spaces in the home, without question. For those of us with houses and apartments that have more than one story, we likely go up and down our stairs every day, and rarely pause to appreciate the truly essential purpose they serve. And oftentimes, we seldom stop to consider the aesthetic quality of our stairs as well.

One couple on Reddit, posting under the username WabiSabE, had a similar relationship with their century-old farmhouse stairs, until they finally made the decision to slowly restore their home bit by bit—including those infamous stairs that were just begging to be refinished. Thankfully, the homeowners answered the request, and were mighty pleased with the result.

It took the couple three weeks to complete this entire portion of their project, but we think you’ll agree when we say the final product was more than worth their time spent on sprucing up the stairs. The best part? The entire endeavor set them back only $150, and now it looks like a million bucks.

See the incredible stairs makeover transformation for yourself, in the simple step-by-step photos below.

h/t Reddit

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