My first venture into removing the blue high-low carpeting throughout the house is in one of my most trafficked locations.

With the help of Mom and Uncle we were able to remove the lovely carpet this past summer and give the stairs their first good coat of oil in a long time. To our surprise underneath the carpet was a nice set of wood stairs that I’m going to leave exposed. This past week with the help of some trusty needle nose pliers, a screwdriver, and some determination the last of the staples and nails from the carpet disappeared. Here are the before and after photos.

The stairs when I bought the house

The stairs when I bought the house

The stairs post carpet removal

The stairs post carpet removal

Close up of the before stairs and my lady lamp.

Close up of the before stairs and my lady lamp.

Side of the stairs post carpet removal

Side of the stairs post carpet removal