Monday, March 7, 2011

Staircase Progress

After years of being fed up with our disgusting entryway carpet (the worst part of a split level entry home) I came across a blog over at Centsational Girl where she talked about taking the carpet off her stairs and staining them. Under our carpet we didn't have pretty hardwood like she did, but then I came across a photo of someone's staircase that had been painted and I knew I had to do it.

The Before YUCK!

Another SCARY Before shot
We threw caution to the wind and started ripping it out! It was so liberating! Goodbye nastiness!
Underneath there was carpet pad that had to be removed, including tons of nails and staples.
This is what was underneath. We had to paint fill all the holes with putty and sand.
Then hubby painted it white, after the white we taped it off so we could paint the top Espresso.

Here it is today, we need to add some molding, but it's almost done! 

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