This isn’t one of those ‘ooooh pretty pictures’ posts. Nope. This is one of those ‘get down and dirty by starting a big DIY project’ post. It’s been years that I’ve been wanting, no needing, to do this, and the time has finally come. Over the weekend we said bye bye to the carpet on the stairs in the foyer. Good riddance, if you ask me.
As I mentioned in part two of last year’s banister revamp, the carpet was there mostly for the safety of our little tykes, but I’ve never been a fan. For a long time, I have yearned for the gorgeousness that is a hardwood staircase, especially since it’s the first thing you see when you enter our home.
You’ll recall our staircase came halfway last year with the darkening of the banister:
We also painted the oak base white and added a Graham & Brown wallpaper treatment, you can read all about it here.
Well, this year, since the kids are finally old enough to get the whole ‘no running down the stairs’ idea, we’re finally adding those wood steps I’ve been dreaming of all this time.
So long carpet!
Underneath is a solid plywood staircase, but we were left with plenty of these to remove . . .