https://www.GraciousStyle.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/logo-550x252.png 0 0 Danielle @ Transforming Home https://www.GraciousStyle.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/logo-550x252.png Danielle @ Transforming Home2012-08-20 14:02:002013-10-22 15:00:10bye bye carpet, hello dash and albert runner
The carpeting on my stairs was a mess. Stained, dirty, gross. I have always wanted to get rid of the carpeting and put in a cool runner but was a bit afraid of tackling the project on my own.
So I found a great contractor who came in, ripped off the carpeting, sanded, sanded, sanded, and sanded the stairs down, stained the plywood and painted the risers, then installed the dash and albert runner I picked out.
I love it! So happy.
Here is where we started:
The stairs under the carpeting were in terrible shape. I knew they weren't going to be pretty which is one of the reasons why I decided to put in a runner instead of leaving them barewood. Also, I have 3 rowdy young boys who are up and down these stairs all day and without the runner the stairs were slick. Really slick. I actually slipped and fell on them.
We installed a small piece of moulding on the edge of the stairs to pretty it up a bit.
The landings (shown below) were an ugly particle board that I covered with peel and stick vinyl "wood" flooring. Since they were going to be covered I wasn't all that concerned about it. But I love the vinyl floor and am actually considering putting it in my mudroom now! And at $30 for 24 square feet, you can't go wrong.