Friday, August 16, 2013

Quick Fix for Ugly Stairs

I spent the day yesterday up in Massachusetts helping my daughter get settled into their new home. It's an older house that needs some TLC--especially the stairs leading up to the bedrooms. In less than one hour and less than $50 we transformed the stairway from shabby to chic!

Here is what we started out with...(the previous tenants were college guys--need I say more?)

My first thought was to stencil them something fabulous like this:
Or, maybe an ombre look like this:
But in the end there were so many factors to consider:
1. It's a rental.
2. They needed to use the stairs the same day.
3. Young children need some cushioning for comfort and safety.

Lowe's sells carpet runners by the foot--they simply cut the amount you need. Ours is a sisal look-a-like, normally $5.00 a foot on sale for $2.60 a foot. I attached it to the stairs with a staple gun.
Zelda approves!
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