Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New installed carpet stair runner

YAY!!! It's done!!!
A quick little project that ended up taking a little over a week.
(only due to the fact that I had torn out the runner last Saturday and
then got really sick and had to go to the E.R. and then a death in the family.....etc....You get the picture)

This was what the steps looked like after I tore out the old runner on a HORMONALLY  charged Saturday afternoon last week. :)  We had put the original runner up over 10 years ago and
it was getting worn and starting to pull away so it was getting a little dangerous.
So like I said...OUT it came...while the hubby was mowing the lawn...AND he had NO idea....:)

Then it sat like that for a week. We had plans to rent the carpet staple gun all week....
But like I said...wasn't meant to be.

So this past Saturday, while it was cold and rainy..(which it still is....BLECH)
My hubs, rented the gun. It wasn't bad at all..$13 for the day and $2.50 for the amount of staples we needed.

Here is the runner that I bought 2 Saturdays ago.  Only $70...which I thought was great since we paid that 10 years ago for the old runner.

Here we are trying to get it into the right position to start installing. There were a few swears during this time..(don't worry I sent the kids to the basement....even though when their Dad swears its made up swear words. We always laugh because he either makes up a word or just doesn't finish the sentence)

Well, once it was almost done, Hubby finally let me at it. Can you say CONTROL FREAK  :)
He knew I couldn't screw it up. I had planned on doing the whole thing myself but once he got started he said he would just keep going....I wasn't gonna argue...:)

I just love how it turned out.

I just love the classic style of a runner on the wood steps. I also really love the fact that is black but still neutral enough to go with any color should I ever (when I do) Paint the walls..
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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CarmenW said...

So pretty! I have wooden stairs and hate them, so the thought of covering them is very appealing. Where did you get the runner from? And it's just stapled down?

Art Is Beauty said...

Carmen, we got the runner at Lowes, and yes we just used a rented carpet stapler..:)

Joanne | a.k.a JoJo said...

Karin, great choice! Thanks for linking up at the UFO Party ;)

You are one brave soul to tear out the old while hubs is mowing.... and what a great team to complete the project. It looks fantastic!

Glad you survive the ER trip and so sorry about your loss.


Michelle said...

what a great project. sorry about the ER trip, but that also sounds like something that would absolutely happen at our house LOL

Shannon Fox said...

Looking good chickadee ;) Love the stairs!! Again, I'm sorry for the loss you suffered and so glad you are feeling better. My hubby does the same thing, he takes over everything.

Teas Vintage Rags said...

Thank you for the idea...I am going to do mine...been wanting to tear that old carpet off those stairs for ages...

Eclectically Vintage said...

Sorry for your tough times lately and for your loss.

Love this runner!

reFresh reStyle said...

What a week, I hope things are going better. Hugs to you and your family! Love the rug.

The Kim Six Fix said...

I love how the runner has the borders on it.. it makes it pop against the stairs. We have wooden stairs too and I hate how noisy they are.. a runner would be a great idea. I hope you have a better week (personally) next week. Oh, and thanks so much for linking up at the UFO party!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

it looks beautiful - grat look!

Pamela said...

It truly looks fabulous! I want to redo our stairs sometime this year. Thanx for the inspiration and joining THt!

Christine said...

OMG!!! First of all.. so SORRY for your lost :(

The rug looks great!!!
Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

Rachael said...

Beautiful! I've been dying for a runner, but I can't seem to find them cheap...where did you get yours if you don't mind me asking?

Ash @ HumberHomeProject said...

Those stairs look fabulous! I love the edges of that runner - adds a little something to the stairs for sure :)

Great work!

1House1Couple said...

Wow! You did such a great job! I think it really turned out beautiful! :)


Maria Elena said...

The runner looks gorgeous! You did a great job! Very nice!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So pretty! I think I need a stair runner!!

Kathy said...

I like how the carpet stair runner gave detail and life to your stairs. Aside from their aesthetic benefit, carpet runners would also prevent scratches on your floor. Moreover, isn’t it more comfortable walking on a warm, padded floor during winter? Now that’s another advantage of having a stair runner.

Kathy Carbone

Unknown said...

That is one delicate stairway, Karin. I love the carpet’s design and color. It went well with your stairs and it covered the filthy spots left there. Good job! I haven’t seen your entire house yet, but I have to say, this stunning stairway is going to contribute a lot to the design of your whole home. Nice!

Jessie Tsui