The carpet on the stairs was old and stained so before I could stop myself, I started pulling it off. Re-finishing the stairs turned out to be a lot of work. That's one of the reasons I haven't been blogging lately.
Above the stairs is a wonderful window with a view down the street. I wanted to paint the walls, but it was so high up and I'm afraid of heights! You have no idea how many times I tried to get up this ladder. I finally succeeded. This must have been the inspiration for my Illustration Friday. In my subconscious, this ladder looks more like the one in my illustration!
I still couldn't reach everywhere, but humans are tool makers, right? Leaning off to the side of the ladder was not something I wanted to do so the paint brush taped to the stir stick did the trick.
Finally the stairs and hall where done and I was able to carry all my supplies down to the basement without looking at the yucky carpet. There is still yucky carpet upstairs, but I'll leave that to the professionals.