It’s hard to believe that I’ve never shared with you my favourite DIY project! A quick look at my archives and it appears to be true!
When we first moved into our new house one of the first things we did- THE first thing we did was get rid of all the carpeting. It smelled. It smelled really really bad of 40 years of cigarette smoke. So for over a year we lived with carpet tacking strips and all sorts of pokey things jabbing us whenever we walked barefoot in the house. I finally had a enough and one day while losing myself on Pinterest I found the image above.
I knew instantly that this is what I wanted to do at ours. It’s the perfect DIY on a budget project. I had been looking at carpeting the stairs- either completely carpeted or a runner but it was just one more expense on top of everything else we needed to do. This project required 1/2 a tin of paint and I already had that!
I did this project over 5 days. First thing was prepping the stairs. It was full of nails and the carpet taking strip was still there so that had to come out. I also filled in some holes and sanded them all down.
Some things that I learned along the way.
- it will always take longer than expected.
- make sure you’ve got enough time and that people aren’t going to want to go up and down the stairs while you’re doing this.
- Prep! Really do it! Don’t wing it like I do or you’ll end up with something that looks good- as long as you don’t look to closely.
I really really enjoyed this project. It was easy to do and make a huge impact on the look of the house.
Thanks for reading!