As soon as I got started on ripping up the carpet, I knew this was going to be more than a simple makeover. That carpet is really nailed down there good.
And I don't know what I was thinking when I first took a peek and saw a "nice wooden staircase." The truth is it's a total mess. The last thing I wanted to find was more of that darn blue linoleum from the kitchen glued down on the stair treads. But there it is.
Ugh. I was hoping to be farther along at this point.
The good news is that after about 30 minutes of strenuous carpet ripping, I decided I could skip my 20 minute pilates work out.
I haven't ruled out lining the risers with wallpaper. Here are some fun finds from a vintage wallpaper shop on Etsy called Pattern Like.