My big plan for our hallway involves refinishing the stair treads a darker color, so stripping and sanding the existing finish off was in order. Refinishing a wood floor isn't something I've ever done before, but I was fearless. As you can see from the before photo, we really didn't have much to lose.
We applied it to the stair treads, banister, and newel posts, then called it a day to let the stripper work its magic overnight.
Looking good, right?
Now, don't think that I just sat back and took all the photos while Chris did all the hard work.
I spent hours stripping the banister and the newel posts. The newel posts were especially difficult because of all the little grooves.
Someone should make a candle and call it "Lumber Yard". I'd buy it.
Of course, we still need to apply stain and polyurethane, but we're going to hang the molding and paint the walls first. Lots more to come!