So the last time I posted, I showed the destruction of the carpeted stairs. Now, for any of you in Blogland who think that those stairs got finished before Stephanie got home that weekend, you don't live with a man who does any sort of project around the house. Project Time is sort of like the last 2 minutes of a football game: take stated time and multiply by 5. Since this has been explained for any of the uninitiated, I will show you where the stairs are now:
lower stairs and skirt board installed (still need to put trim on skirt board)
Yes, yes, this is taking a lonnnnnnnnnng time, but I warned the family when I started. Fitting and finshing each tread is crazy time consuming. No wonder the quote to get them done was as much as the entire downstairs. I have the upper stairs done but can't install them until the landing is finished (just got the shipment of wood yesterday). I did at least take all the junk to the dump so our front porch does not scream 'white trash lives here'.
I'll post pictures of the finished product in a couple days ;]