Saturday, March 22, 2008

Impulsivity . . .

Usually when I talk about impulsivity, I am talking about Dustin. Today I was the impulsive one. I was sitting on the couch on the laptop, and I looked over at the stairs. We have the grossest carpet on the steps. We replaced it when we moved in in 2000. I was super inexpensive and had this crappy foam backing. It has not held up well. I decided I had enough. I got up and proceeded to rip it off the steps.

I always have paint around the house because I have this thing about buying mistint gallons of paint. If it is a semi-decent color, I will buy it and put it back. With having a duplex, it always pays to have paint around. I ripped up the carpet, pulled up about 3000 staples, and scraped the decrepit foam off the stairs. I painted the stairway walls and laid new carpet. We moved and reorganized our CD cabinet and made one fabulous mess.

After I cleaned up our disaster, and swept the floors (with my wonderful new family addition), I had a wonderful new stairway. It was rewarding. I went from having a crappy, nasty embarrassing hall to a nice one in about 4 hours. Yay!

It is however well after 2:00 am and tomorrow my kids will be up with bells on wanting their Easter stash. . . I'm heading up my new steps to bed . . .

6 comments:

Patty said...

What? No before and after pics to insire the rest of us with crappy stairs???

Happy Easter...He has risen.

Torina said...

Holy moley, I am super impressed! Pictures would be awesome. I need some inspiration to nail up the trim in our den that has been stacked up against the wall since OCTOBER. I can't believe you did all that in FOUR hours! Nice!!

Eos said...

How funny...my mom was like that...in the morning she'd be complaining about bad carpet and in the afternoon it'd be stripped! My friend did it w/ a wall. She was complaining about how much she hated a small wall between dining and kitchen and before I knew it she'd take a sledge hammer to it (freaked me out a bit!LOL)

I guess I should get off my ass and clean up the sewing mess I made on the kitchen table...ahem...LAST week!LOL

Joe said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Angie said...

Yeah! Four hours! Wow!

Marla said...

Sounds great! I love it when I do things like that. I am waiting for the impulsiveness to get our bathroom painted! Has not happened yet.