Things were very "masgusting" when we took possession (my grandsons baby word that I never want to forget). We were forced to pull up the carpet on the first floor and stairs when we discovered the previous owners furniture covered many of these stains and after a couple cleanings this is what it looked like. I know I'm grossing you out but you can imagine how embarrassed I was to let anyone in the door or live like this. We decided to remove the old tile in the entry and the process was quite messy but I like even flow throughout.
|TEARING OUT THE TILE|
Everything has a fresh coat of paint, new woodwork and trim. What remains is how I will finish the handrails and newel posts; probably paint them black with white balusters like I did in our last house. My dream would be to switch out the wood balusters for wrought iron, but that might be way down the remodeling road. Right now I'm dreading stripping all the heavily slathered latex paint, but already stripped the newels and love the feel of my hands not sticking anymore.