You know when I come on here and I tell you about a new project and sometimes I am usually doing a happy dance about it?
Well for this project..still an awesome one, I think it might be the hubby doing all the happy dancing for this one. But that’s not really a sight you would want to see!
Since our kids started walking and managing the stairs in our home on their own my hubby has been saying we need to get a pads on the stairs so they’re not slippery. And they were really slippery.
So our son is 4 now so you can imagine how long he has been waiting for some kind of rug or carpet on our stairs.
But of course with with me..I need to find one I like etc.
So right before Christmas when our daughter was learning how to go down the stairs, he was getting really adamant. He was threatening…well not really threatening..just saying he would buy some and put them down and if I didn’t like like them I could replace them when I found something.
That seemed like a waste since I knew I wouldn’t like whatever he picked…especially because I found out that he was actually thinking of the sticky pads you place on the steps…um nope.
So I measured the steps so I knew the size of the runner I was looking for.
I didn’t love the “actual” carpet runners that were offered, so I looked for a regular indoor/outdoor runner we could use.
I found one that you can find on (affiliate) overstock.com.
When we received the rugs I loved them but against the dark brown stain on the stairs it clashed too much.
So we painted them white! What a difference! It looks so clean and fresh.
To put the runner down, we started at the top and just used a staple gun to on the edges to hold it in place. Of course I was so excited to get it done, I didn’t take any in progress pictures! But you can search on pinterest or youtube for some great tutorials if you need them.
When I got to the bottom there was about 4 inches excess and I used a utility knife to cut it off and tucked it behind the trim.
How great does it look now! It’s so soft, warm and non slippery now I’m kicking myself I didn’t do it sooner! Hubby was right…
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