Yall, my stairs have come a long way. I mean seriously. 20 year old carpet and attempting to update décor around it definitely don’t mix, especially in my case, with two dogs on top of it.
But gone are the days of the ugly carpet and I can finally love on my stained treads that I longed for since I pretty much moved in!
So last year, I posted a 6-month wish list on the blog. You gotta be careful of making wishes because you never know HOW they will come true. Basically from a broken supply line in the master, the old dirty carpet got damaged and had to be replaced. So sad:( Instead of replacing with carpet, we went ahead and got our stained treads done.
If you need a reminder, here is what they used to look like…
Yall, the padding was so thin because they were so old! Well, my husband and I had prepared to replace them ourselves through an o so fun DIY project this past Spring. But when the opportunity came from the broken supply line, we high fived because Lord knows this would have been a task to complete!
So fast forward to now, through the wonderful work of our contractor, we not have beautifully, stained, chocolate stair treads (insert all the heart eye emojis).
I wanted to jazz them up a bit more and went with the iron balusters…
And instead of the standard newell, I wanted something more chunky and rich looking. I love it!
Surprisingly, they are a lot easier to keep clean than the old carpet. A quick Swiffer, and I am done!
So what do you think? Do you love them as much as I do?
Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.