First of all, I would like it to be known that this staircase was finished without me consuming even 1 bottle of wine. Brandy slush yes, but that doesn’t count.
Of course I forgot to take a before picture, so just imagine a plain and slightly narrow staircase covered with blue carpeting. And dog hair. It didn’t take very long before the old stairs looked like this:
The closet received a new laminate floor (leftover from the master bedroom closet, for we are nothing if not thrifty) and the new steps were put in.
We were about 2 weeks into the project at this point. Just so you know the extent of my suffering.
During the next few days, the stairs were stained and painted, and 3 weeks to the day after starting, THUNDERCATS WERE GO! Finally.
There are a few pieces of trim that still need to be put up, and some painter’s tape is still stuck to the damn steps, but it’s finally finished. My husband wasn’t sure he would like the dark steps with the pine on the walls, but he’s come around to it. Which is good because if he wants to change it at this point, I will stab him with a shiv.
My favorite part of the new stairs? Before I stained them, the dog must have gotten something oily on her feet and then went upstairs.
Stained and sealed under polyurethane, my dog’s footprints shall live FOREVER!
See you in a few!