On Saturday I started removing the laminate flooring from the back stairs. If you remember, the back stairs lead out of the laundry room up into my studio. I was initially excited to see actual wood stair treads on the steps under the laminate. I thought I would be able to strip the paint and stain them, or sand and paint them. But, when I reach the landing I found that the landing had chip board not hard wood. So we will carpet the stairs one I remove all of the laminate. I have two more stairs to go.
Our new house is located about 15 minutes from the Biltmore Estate. After working on the house most of the day, we cleaned up and headed to the Biltmore. Once a year they create a "Flower Carpet".
Isn't it pretty? Click on the picture to enlarge. You will also be able to see the beautiful mountains in the background.
And finally at the end of the day, we had dinner with friends at one of Biltmore's restaurants, called The Bistro. It was my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday Honey!