Sunday, July 29, 2012
Stairway to the Rumpus Room
With pets in the Uncle Atom crib, we have been in the anti-carpet camp for years. The only carpet left has been the old beige stuff covering our basement steps.
So the other day I took some time to finally rip the stuff out and expose the wood.
I pulled all the tack strips and nails, and it looks like the stairs had some kind of non-skid treads based on the faded areas.
Now I need to see if I can eliminate some of the worst squeaks, and figure out how to best refinish the treads. It has been an adjustment, we're all having to get used to stepping down an extra inch or so.
(BTW, I'm testing the Blogger iPhone app here, so please excuse any formatting differences. I have to see if this will let me do some posts this week from the Worlds Longest Yard sale - three more days to go!)