Remember this mess? Well, it's done!
I will spare you the grisly before photos (if you're really curious you can click the above link).
Here is what it looks like now:
We are so happy that we finally did this! (Or paid someone to do this!). I am all for taking the DIY route when I can - but this was clearly a case for the professionals.
Most people viewing this will fall into one of two camps:
1) Burn the gosh ugly rug and paint the freaking wood paneling and banister already.
2) Burn the gosh ugly rug and don't let me see a paint brush in your hand!
Sorry, but it's gonna be number 1! Soon!