My husband and I have decided to take our small scale DIYing up a notch and do some real DIYing around our home. We want to plaster, paint, redo floors, redo our kitchen and bathroom. Lots of potential projects to try out… and potentially ruin. That’s part of the fun of DIYing.
One of the plans included ripping up the existing carpets and laying floorboards or tiles in the main living areas. This has been a small source of contention. I despise carpet. I hate seeing dirt in it and I hate that I don’t know what’s in its deeper layers. I hate that it’s hard to clean when there are spills and I cannot stand pet hair on carpet. Not a carpet fan. My husband however loves carpet. He thinks it makes a house feel homely. He wants lots of carpet whilst I want very little. Thus, we debate.
We’ve been mulling over what to do in relation to the stairs. Do we want carpet on the stairs or no? I bet you can guess which side I was on.
This week as we were measuring and discussing the stairs from the top of the staircase, we had a little accident. And when I say little accident, I mean the person who had the accident was little. Our 17 month old. And when I say accident I mean he literally catapulted himself down the stairs and looked like he was awkwardly cart wheeling down the stairs using his head instead of his hands.
In this moment, my husband won. And I hate it when that happens. My 17 month old had a few tears and definitely a fright, but no real injury from falling down the stairs. Not even a bruise. And that kid was flying! The carpet totally saved him. He was back up and using them again just a few minutes later.
So yes honey, we’ll keep carpet on the stairs. In case we have any more dare devils in the family.