Here’s what the stairs looked like when I started.
I started by pulling up the old carpet. Not too tough. However, once I pulled up the first step I ran into problem number 1. When the contractors installed the steps they only stained far enough in until where the carpet started. Oh well, I was already in this far so I kept going. I pulled up a few more steps and flipped the carpet up. The backside was so gross!! Definitely kept me motivated to remove the rest of it. This was about the point where I snapped a quick picture and e-mailed it to my husband at work. Luckily, he was distracted by the gross carpet and didn’t think to ask me what I was doing. . . .