SO. Why would we cover our floors with a wall to wall dirt magnet? I just don't get it. Not very smart or practical when you need to clean. I'd rip up all of the carpeting in our home right now and replace it with something like hardwoods if I could afford to.
But I can't. That would be crazy.
Who does that sorta thing?
Well, we do...dadblammit! It's our house and if we just can't take the carpet anymore, well, we can rip it out and be done with it. Starting with the stairs! Even if we don't have the money for hardwoods! We're kinda crazy like that. :)
Here's what our staircase looked like after the nasty carpeting was ripped free:
Do you see what else was under the carpet? Carpet strips, staples and a whole lotta dust and grit. YUCK. IT WAS TIME FOR THE CARPET TO GO.
So the MARS GUYS ripped off the carpet strips and pulled up the staples. Then I swept up the mess and vacuumed up a decade of dirt...
And started to paint! I decided going from the top down would be the most practical. Otherwise I'd be stuck upstairs while the paint dried. The young Martian decided he wanted to hang upstairs and play his PlayStation when I mentioned we could use a bucket and rope to get snacks up to him. Hehe...that left me downstairs alone for hours. Shhhh...
But here the stairs are in all their gappy, particle-boardy, blue-grey painted glory.
'Nothing a little caulk won't fix'...right HONEY???