June 14, 2018

"How is your stair runner holding up?"

It's a question I'm asked quite often, so I decided to do an update to show how it's looking a little over half a year later. 

Here is a photo taken this morning: 

As you can see, she's still kickin' strong! We have 3 runners in total since our stairs are in a u-turn like shape, with two uncarpeted landings.

If you missed our original tutorial, you can see it here: DIY Stair Runner

Here are also a couple insights we've learned over the l...

November 8, 2017

I'd been wanting to put a runner on our stairs ever since River started walking. But since our long-term plan is to remodel the staircase into a more modern look, I knew anything I put onto our stairs would eventually be ripped off during demo. So, the need: a stair runner that costs enough to be worth while, but not enough to make me cry when it gets ripped off. Here was my solution:

Item List:

Runner Pad(s) (linked below)

Runner(s) (linked below)

Carpet Tape


Crown Staple Gun

Air Compressor


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Laura Helmick


Ex Interior Designer turned Mom of two boys. Firm believer that your home should just be a reflection of what you love; people often overthink it.   

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