This is a page out of the pre-sugarSCOUT archives. And while the home grown photos aren’t as sexy we’d like, the result is still one of our faves.
OK, raise your hand if you have an ugly stair runner in your house…….waiting, waiting……..ok, now, what if we told you that you have the super power to solve that problem? Right, some of you are echoing our early sugarSCOUT sentiments. Is there such a thing as a cute stair runner pattern? Hmmmm. And if there is……do I have to hold a lemonade stand to pay for it……….every day for a year?
Specimen. Classic Menard’s Victorian style stair runner. And really, not to be a snob or anything, it’s not all that bad. In someone’s home other than mine. It’s just not my thing. To dark and burgundy doesn’t trip my trigger. At least not in this application. Cost effective, yes. Most ready made stair runners are not that expensive and are easily replaceable.
But we started to thinking, there has to be an option to less slippery stairs that is affordable and outside the 7+ odd choices that reside at Lowes, Home Depot, and Menard’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love these places and have made many friends of those employees, but every source has it’s design limitations.
So we went to one of our fave scouting venues, Overstock.com. And the options were endless.
-measure the length of your stairs and the width your runner will need to be.
-choose a style of carpet you like that is available in a large enough size to fit your dimensions.
-find a local rug showroom that can cut and rebind carpet, give them your dimensions, and have it finished it off.
Now your’re ready to replace your runner.
The biggest challenge. The thickness of the new carpet, will no doubt be thicker than a standard runner. Plus, it’s going to wear better and be more comfy on your tootsies…….Minus, it’s takes some good Moxie to work the carpet under the stair rods.
(but squint your eyes to ignore the poor photograph)
We hope you love it. We do.