These are my stairs. Isn't the carpet yummy? Don't you just want to lay on it? Ha! I have wanted to redo the stairs for a bit but didn't know what to do, where to start or the cost involved. I mentioned to my oh so trusting of my DIY skills hubby what I was thinking and his response was "ok"! Oh dear Lord that is permission in my book. While I don't want to rip the house apart when we are supposed to be finishing doors and painting some stuff I decided to play it safe and see what was under the carpet to get my game plan going. So here is the before pic.
Here are a few inspiration pictures that I like. A few I love and little ideas from all of them I would like to add.
|LOVE! Not my house style but I love this one.|
|Love the wainscoting on the front of the step. I think it would tie in with our new doors and the|
trim we have in our bedroom and bathroom downstairs.
|A before and after with a painted stair and banister|
|Love the tan paint with the white. Farm feeling but light and would match our floors|
I started by pulling up the corner of the carpet with a screwdriver and lifting the carpet one stair worth.
Once the carpet was lifted up it exposed the pad and tack strip. I pulled the pad off and it left a ton of staples to be removed. I used a pair of pliers to take those buggers out. I pulled out the tacking strip by lifting it up with a flat head screwdriver. Watch out because those things are death on a stick.