This project has been on my list for awhile.
Truth be told, I was kind of avoiding it!
I was afraid that I measured wrong and it wouldn’t work out.
I’m happy to say that it worked out beautifully.
I love the new runner from Rug Studio.
I was provided with the runner and a couple smaller rugs in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine alone.
I couldn’t have done it without the help of my dad.
I had removed the old runner a few weeks ago. By the end of it I was tired!
You’ll definitely want some needle nose pliers for those staples that don’t come out when you pull up the rug.
My dad and I marked the center of the upper steps since they are more narrow, then marked the bottom accordingly using the measurements from the top.
We started at the bottom, that’s what the carpet guy recommended.
We rented the tool to push in the runner and his electric stapler (this made the job go so much quicker!).
This particular runner was pretty thick and had a rubber backing so our hand staplers were not enough.
If you have a thinner cotton runner I think that would work just fine.
We added about 8 staples across each stair and tried to get them as close to the bottom/back of the stair as possible.
I would say this project took a total of about 5 hours from removing and installing.
I decided I would keep the landing and last two steps runner free.
The wood is so pretty.
I cleaned it up with Quick Shine and that was it!
Do you like it?
Thank you again to Rug Studio for providing me with the rug!