Friday, January 6, 2012

One more thing!

I almost forgot this little tidbit that I absolutely LOVE.  It's kind of silly for some but I don't care. My stairs.  I have battled the stairs for some time.  Not the going up and down, but the keeping them clean.  Especially that lovely white part that gets the scuff of the shoes and does not want to come off.  In fact, I got out the cleanser and tried my best to get the ugly black marks to come off only to find that the paint was coming off before the black marks would... which brings me to another thing.  Apparently the guy who flipped our house used the cheapest stuff possible, as evidenced by the fact that whenever I try to wipe a scuff mark off the wall the paint comes with it.  Grrr.  So the only solution is to repaint the entire house.  Needless to say that isn't happening any time soon.  But happen it will... happen it will.

Okay, back to the stairs.  I wanted carpet, but just on the white part.  I don't like to vacuum carpeted stairs and the wear and tear is just too much.  I just wanted some carpet squares that could be glued on to the "up" part of the stair.  When I explained what I wanted to both Lowe's and Home Depot they looked at me like I had two heads and said the only way it could be done was to buy carpet by the yard and staple the edges under so it wouldn't fray and even then the wear and tear would probably be too much and I'd be better off carpeting the entire stair case.  Well, I showed them!  David and I bought two packages of carpet "steps" which only cover half the space, hence the two packages.  David did the measuring and a little trimming on the top and I did the gluing.  They were already backed on a heavy duty something or other so no fraying! I really quite liked the way it turned out, no yardage of expensive carpet or staples.  In fact I think it cost us right around $18.00 to do 13 stairs.  And honestly, is there that much wear on the "up" part of your stairs?




7 comments:

  1. SO CUTE!!! Our stairs are just carpet lol.

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  2. This my dear friend is what we call nesting :)

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  3. i like it! And I like the comment from Amy! so so true! :)

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  4. I love it! I really want wood stairs because I hate the carpet on the step part. This is the perfect solution! :)

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  5. Nesting, most definitely! I'm kind of a slave driver right now for poor David. I keep on telling him that it will be worth it. If it gets put off I'll just go insane!

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