We spent the afternoon avoiding the stinky/clean smell and dampness of a professional carpet-cleaning. This is an “after” picture of my stairs, which is nothing short of a miracle. The good/bad news is, we don’t really need new carpet (I kind of wanted new carpet) — it was just desperate for a serious cleaning. This is also kind of a “before” picture, because this area is the next major overhaul — it’s getting new paint, and a new banister. But not new carpet, yet. p.s. Aren’t those pajama legs cute?