But ails, just a small little ordinary stairs. In my ordinary house.
The standard kind that builders installed in the 80's when wall to wall carpet was the thing.
Well flash forward to 2010. Every one wants hard wood floors including me. After raising three active children. I think I'm ready for something different. So thanks to you all I have been encouraged to move forward. Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick is one of my many inspirations. She has a lovely home and some great ideas.
Well I ripped off the old carpet and this is what I have. (Prepare yourself it's ugly!)
Told ya so.
This past summer I took the plunge. After the old beige carped was removed, this is how it looks now. I wanted to cry. I still do. I found a crafts man to repair and install a closet system for my daughter and some other house repairs. (Bear with me.) He said he could repair and restore my stairs. Wow! What a super idea. ( I know, I know!) It gets better!
So he repaired, talked, painted, talked, stripped, talked, and sanded. Did tell you he sanded? OMG! Did I mention he was a recovering prescription drug user? (I know!) Oh, did I also mention he was my daughters BFF's father? She told me he needed the work because the family was down on their luck.
What can I say. I'm a slow learner. Ha ha. Well several weeks later, He just didn't show up one day. (I think he fell off the wagon.) I didn't say anything, I just wanted to move on.
My dad always said " If ya want anything done right you've got to do it yourself". Wise words from my dad!
Please help! Send advise or pictures. Anything!