talavera tiles

Our stairs are finished! We went from nasty, stinky, who-knows-when-it-was-last-shampooed grey carpet, to crisp, clean, hardwood, full-of-pizzazz stairs. It was no small effort–it took a day to rip out the carpet, nails and staples, a day to sand and strip the paint splatters that lay underneath from previous paint jobs, two coats (and days) of clear coating, and four evenings this week to peel-n-stick our snazzy tile decals. They look real, right? Love them. We still have to repaint the baseboard and caulk the seams… But if I waited until that was done to share photos, they wouldn’t ever get posted!