Ran into yet another huge problem...
Huge Problem...three inch gap! Awesomeness!
Three coats of killz later....three million gallons of latex caulk....three episodes with wood filler later...three episodes with the palm sander later...here we were....
I believe the exact text to my dad went something like this..."Dear Latex Caulk, I know it's only been a few days since we first met, but I am in LOVE!!!" Thanks to Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformation kit, we have tons of paint to paint the stairs....and today...during lunch from 9-5....I took my dad's advice and started with the banister too...just for craps and giggles! Why not?!?!?! BTW...I am NOT within my budget, but not too far off...thanks to dad coming in BIG time for Christmas with some power tools! More on that later. I just love him...he "GETS" me. Here's where we are today...(before I went to work this a.m.)....yes, I know...lots of touch-ups!
He seems to dig it! NOT! He actually is really mad....he was screamed at quite a bit...thank goodness the paw prints came off the tile!
New trim...new floor! I'm awesomeness! All by myself....and wait till you see what I have in store for the wall! and UNDER THE STAIRS!!! Yep...I'm cutting a giant hole in my walls when these are done! Aren't you so glad you don't live with me?!?!
And after my lunch escapade....(painted railing.....geeeze!)
Mr. A2B is against "hardwood" stairs....so we compromised and decided a runner would suffice. So, since the cheapest I could find was about $350....I decided I am going to make one. Thank goodness the material hasn't arrived yet because I have more painting/sanding to do before we're ready for that. And, yes I am aware of the gaping holes at the bottoms....that's where the quarter-round shoe trim is going to go. Well, although it has been great catching up, I must go....until tomorrow!
GUESS what I'm using for my runner?!?!?!? YEP!!! That's right....BURLAP!!! mmmmm...yummy! Talk about wingin' it!!!!
Yes, yes, I know. You're just as excited as I am to be back in touch!