Happy Saturday, y’all!
The winner of the TDW custom stamper is, lucky #2:
Cathy with the Stylish House
Congrats, Cathy, I hope you enjoy your stamper, in fact I know you will, I just LOVE mine!
For those of you who didn’t win, all 286 of you, if you’d still like to get in on a custom stamper of your very own, never fear, I have a 15% discount code for you: all you need to do is click over to The Paper Cafe, pick your fave, and order with this code for a cool 15% off your order: SH15OFF
Coming into our house into the split foyer, there are stairs going UP…….pretty hardwood stairs that we had done when we moved in here 4 years ago. The whole upstairs main living area got new hardwoods to go with what was already here.
Going DOWN the stairs from the foyer to our lower level, we still have carpet on these. I really, really wanted to get these done too while the others were being installed, but at an additional $1,000, it wasn’t happening. So, we left them alone.
Until now. I’ve talked to my hubby and he gave me the thumbs up on ripping up the carpet from these stairs and doing something pretty with them. I’ve already peeked and there is plywood on the stairs and I think the edges are all rounded, so I’m going for it. I’ll pull out the carpet tack strips, along with all the staples, sand it smooth, probably add lots of wood putty AND some trim molding, then I’m gonna paint the stairs black and the risers white. And, I just might even add a natural runner down the middle. Something that will be durable and look good too.
That’s my plan and this is going on my to-do list, sooner rather than later. Did you see what Sarah did with her stairs? Check it out, she ripped up all her carpet and stained them and they look fantastic. Mine soon will too. I’m not trying to match the upper stairs and these will be more casual, but I think they will look just fine. Anything’s better than carpet, right? In a perfect world, I would be ripping up the carpet from the entire downstairs and staining the concrete. But, that’s a whole ‘nuther discussion.
UPDATE: Chair is SOLD; to my next door neighbor who secretly reads my blog 🙂
On another note, I’ve got a chair and ottoman for sale if one of you local Alabama girls might be interested. This has been in our bedroom and it’s slipcovered (which my mom made for me) in a pretty gold sort of damask solid cotton fabric.
I’m asking $75 for the chair and ottoman. It has bun feet on it and the fabric underneath is a cream and seafoam green. Can you tell when I bought this chair? It is still in great condition and is perfect in a smaller space, but if you wanted to use the green striped fabric, the chair would need a good cleaning.
But, I have to get rid of it cause I’m moving the white slipcovered chair and ottoman in its place, since I brought home a chair from Grandma’s house that I’ll show you soon. I’m playing musical chairs again.
Email me if you’re interested! I’ve got a few more home decor things that I’ll put up for sale later on. Doing some changing out around here. 🙂
Come back on Sunday evening for the start of this week’s Thrifty Treasures party! Thanks for joining in and making it fun.
I can’t wait to see your stairs. I like wood stairs better than carpeted ones (we took the carpet off ours, put on a runner and then took that off as well — much easier to clean!)
And I think paint will look smashing on the stairs!
Love the stairs! If I lived in Alabama I would get the chair, we need a nice, cozy chair for a corner of our living room!
Love WHERE YOU LIVE says
what comfy looking chairs! wish I lived in Alabama so i could pick up. think that’s funny about your neighbor and you didn’t know … really?! ha
Richella at Imparting Grace says
Won’t it be wonderful to lose that stair carpet?? I really, really dislike carpeted stairs. Of course, yours look nice and clean (as they would not look in my house full of boys), but still. Wood will be nicer! And you’ll be able to do something fun with them!
Julie M. says
What a great project! I’m looking forward to seeing your “new” stairs!
I love Sarah’s stairs and think about staining mine every single day. My problem is that we have hardwood downstairs, so then the stairs and the hardwoods would be two different colors, which I don’t think will look good-at all.