BIY, it’s great, innit?

or.. Why To Buy A Fecking BarrattBox And Not A Manky Old Victorian Cottage.

thinks – I know, I will finally fix those steps, get a key on the weird melamine backing bits and paint the stair backs. Then I’ll just need to sand the treads a bit. Easy job. No bother.

Fix two steps. Feel impressed with self. Think – ha, that didn’t take so long did it? Wash down stairs. Scrub weird bits of glue and tape off stair backs. Try and remember the proper term for the back of a stair step. Sand melamine bits to get a key. Remove more staples, wondering how there could be more staples in the world than the amount originally removed from stairs after mingingcarpet removal. prime melamine. Prime wood. Sand a couple of steps. Realise weird plasticised carpet tape stuff on treads isn’t coming off. Apply homestrip to tape. Wait an hour, scrape off, then scrub with steel wool, wash down. Repeat process three times for each f cking step. Note constant groaning and insane mutterings at this point. Wash down one final time. Paint back and sides of steps. Paint again.

Realise in daylight that another coat is needed. Also sanding of treads. Mutter and cast black glares at stairs.

ooh look, an old phone pic of the orrible stairs.

the minging stairs

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One thought on “BIY, it’s great, innit?

  1. Ttoally geeky response to this post Tiff – the riser…that’s the back bit of the stair step…I don’t even know how I know that…maybe some of Moogsdad’s stairy witterings have sunk in after all.

    Good luck with the stairs!!

    Most cute pupsy, by the way 🙂


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