DIY Iron Spindles for a Staircase: Video

I was contacted a few months back from a company called Carolina Stairs. Super nice guy named Matt saw my video about how we refinished our stairs (took off nasty carpet, sanded down, painted and poly) We still look at our stairs and smile. The best $81 we ever spent!
He was impressed and he asked if we would take a look at a product he sells. Matt sent me samples of some iron spindles. The hardware is heavy, well made, and very do it yourself friendly! We were hooked! And you must know….they are a fraction of what you might pay someone to install them. The average is about $13 per spindle (depending on the finish).

Here is a look at the before…not bad I know….

But not quite as special as this…..

Oh, we love them sooooooo much :)
We chose the rubbed copper finish. So lovely. We were able to pick from black, hammered black or rubbed copper. The basket design along with the twist looks so fabulous together.
Seriously great weekend project!

All hardware is included…we did choose to use our own screws. The ones provided were not as “grippy” to the wood.

We recorded our experience…and have it all laid out how we took out our wood spindles and installed our lovely iron ones!

Here is the youtube : DIY Iron Spindles

(I agreed to film the installation and was compensated for my spindles and my time. However, all opinions are my own.)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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14 thoughts on “DIY Iron Spindles for a Staircase: Video

  1. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR

    Tracie, your stairs look amazing! What a gorgeous transformation! I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  2. Tricia

    Everything looks great! My in-laws just took the carpet off of their staircase and we would like to do the same.

  3. Cation Designs

    I've always wondered if those gorgeous twisty spindles were affordable…thanks for sharing your experience!

  4. Kate

    Hello! This came out beautifully. My husband and I want to order these spindles and new steps from the same company. Can you tell me what finish you went with for your spindles? Thank you!

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