Since July 9th of last year, we have been doing renos. July 9th (my hubby's birthday) is when we discovered some major water damage at our back door. That kick started a new door frame and sidelite window, new floors (which also meant new baseboards/casings), finishing up our kitchen renos that we had already started (adding cabinets under our peninsula, upgrading to granite, adding backsplash and a new sink).... and much, much more.
We are ALMOST finished. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!! The carpet has been removed from the stairs, MDF has been applied to the stringers and risers (to give a nice smooth finish, since ripping the carpet & underlay off leaves the rough plywood/lumber visible), and a coat of primer has been applied. I picked up the paint to match our trim, and a few coats will go on later this week. Hopefully my hubby can the finish the stairs with the laminate flooring this weekend, and then all we have left is installing the baseboards & casings (which are sitting in our great room)!! And, I'm happy to say, I convinced my hubby to go with a 5 1/4" baseboard! It's going to look AMAZING!! (luckily, we have vaulted ceilings and an open concept house, so the height won't look overpowering to the walls!)
Here is what our stairs look like now, just WAITING to be finished....