Certainly glad to post only finishing photos as this project had some messy moments. The staircase project was inspired by the tired carpeted look we had for a couple of years. After pulling up the carpet, I had no idea what I'd do for a new look but granted myself unlimited creative license. I certainly had the energy reserve for it!
I hand formed all tiles from portland cement and carved out with a dremel tool. Thank God for Dremel or I'd be finding another hobby real quick! Grout used was a pre-mixed nutmeg colored tile grout. After filling in areas with grout, I carefully pressed the pieces in place. Once dry, I used several layers of semi-gloss sealer to lock it in.