We’d love to claim these before and afters as our own, but most of you know that our house is a one story ranch by now. Bummer.
Anyway, this is what the stairway at my best friend’s Washington DC townhouse looked like this morning:
And this afternoon:
Let’s give the girl a hand! Amazing transformation. I’m never one to endorse covering up gorgeous wood flooring- and this gleaming staircase is no exception. Doesn’t it look much better naked?
Of course she has some painting to do on those toe-kicks, but that’ll be quick and painless. The good news is that no sanding and restaining of the once-covered floorboards is necessary. Gotta love it when carpet comes up without a hitch.
1 – I hope joe-momma.com isn’t a real site and isn’t “adult” related.
2 – those stairs look wonderful! I bet some lucky guy went to work and came home to find gross, old carpet pulled up and disposed of without his help. Good times!
3 – curiosity got the best of me. joe-momma.com isn’t a real website.
Although I completely agree that the stairs look better without the carpeting, I’d imagine the carpet was probably put there more for function that aesthetics. Naked wooden steps can be surprisingly slippery. A relative of mine slipped and fell down his steps once while holding his baby. They put carpet over the steps immediately afterwords. I had slipped and fallen down those same steps a couple of times before he did. Super slippery! It was crazy!