These stairs used to be a death trap, they are steep and slippery. I did love the look of the wood stairs and was hesitant on ordering a runner. I have to say that I love these stairs even MORE with the bold stripe. I ordered two 2.8″x8′ runners. Just measure the front of one step and the actual part you step on and multiple that by how many stairs you have. My runners are from Dash and Albert it did take me some searching to figure out what one I wanted, there are so many great options, but my friend Randi gave me the thumbs up.
They came in right before we left to Disney World, I called around to find someone to install them, while waiting in line to ride Dumbo, I was pretty excited to get it done!
Most quotes I got were about $200, I thought that sounded reasonable. Until I came across THIS
Tutorial on Pinterest and THIS is another great one. They made it looked so easy. I ran it by Kevin and his immediate reaction is always NO, but then he ends up being on board and starting the project before I even have to ask.
I went and bought an electric staple gun like they suggested in the tutorial. BUT it didn’t work for us. We (Kevin) couldn’t get it tight enough with the head on the staple gun I bought. So we ended up using the staple gun I already had, it is not eclectic and it worked fine.
I loved the tip they gave to color the staples with a black sharpie, great idea with dark runners.
I had this grouping of frames up my stairs, they were light distressed frames. I painted them in Gray from Benjamin Moore. It now pulls in the gray on the runner and coordinates much better.
I found these corbels at this salvage store George’s in Utah. I love adding a little extra character to homes. The school house light is from Home Depot I had to spray paint the base. It only comes in nickel or bronze and for $39 it was worth buying as is a can of gold spray paint.
THESE corbels from Anthropolgie are darling and would make any hallway so charming or corbels for a shelf.
This gorgeous painting was a gift from my old design firm in Utah The Black Goose Design. It is a painting of the 1900’s brick building I worked at for 17 years of my life. It is the view right outside my desk window. I cherish it and love it right by my front door and stairs so everyone can enjoy it as much as I do. Mike Warren the artist was commissioned to paint it.
My walls are Cloud Cover from Benjamin Moore.