Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Stairs

As Hero was sitting in a comfy chair in the living room, I casually say something along the lines of, 

"We need to get working on another house project".

He is such a good sport - He did not even pretend he didn't hear me.

Our goal for the next few projects is cheap.

We have lots of those.

Ever notice how some of the smaller, less complicated and less expensive projects tend to get forgotten? How nice it would be to get a bunch of those done to get them off the list! I notice that sometimes we put them off until it's time to sell. Then we do a bunch of stuff that we could have enjoyed, for the benefit of someone else. 

Don't let that happen!

Next up for us are the stairs. 

You will notice that we are not quite rid of all that lovely linoleum yet. But this is the last of it. 

Pretty good list of things that we need to accomplish, right?

Holy cow. These things are bad. I have nothing else to say.

Continuing on with my story - Hero was sitting in a comfy chair when I suggested we consider working on the stairs. I get up to go look at the stairs, he gets up to go get a few tools.

And checks out what we are dealing with.

These are just two of the 85,186,163,359,214 reasons I love this man.

First the banged-up, dinged-up trim comes off.

And reveals ickyness underneath.

Then we pull back a tiny little corner of the layer we can see. 

Just as we suspected - Another layer. Why are we not surprised?

Pulling up on the goldenrod, floral-paisley tile reveals that these stairs top out at two layers.

But these are two layers that are really, really glued down.


Before we can get much further, that trim at the back edge of each step needs to go.

This one pops off no problem.

Under that little trim we discover black. These steps were painted black at one time. 

At least it is not another layer of tile/linoleum/carpet/mystery that we have to get rid of.

First layer off - Piece of cake.

Take my word for it that the next layer was a pain in the neck.

But look what we were left with. So totally worth it.

No really. We have a plan for this.

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