We officially have a runner installed and are in LOVE. This project took about an hour from start to finish and the difference it makes is huge!
We purchased two of them from here for the project. We also purchased a Bostitch Electric Staple Gun...by the way works AMAZING. We also used no slip under carpet padding and no slip carpet tape.
We measured out the middle and cut out strips of tape to place on the treads.
Two per tread. The tape helped keep the carpet pad and the edges of the runner in place.
The hubby then applied the no slip under carpet padding down the entire set of stairs. The double sided tape helped keep it in place and then came the fun part....runner installation.
This project was ridiculously easy and made a HUGE difference. All he did was make sure the runner was evenly placed and got to town stapling it in.
***One word of advise: We used a permanent marker and covered the top portion of the staples black. That would help hide them within the runner. If you don't have any black in your runner try to match up the color of the permanent marker with a color in your runner.
When it came to transitioning from the first runner into the second runner we made sure to have the end of the first runner and the beginning of the second come together under the lip where the tread meets the riser.
The material for the runner was SUPER easy to cut, didn't fray much at all and was easy to work with.
See you can't even see the transition between the two runners!!
So far so good, we have had it installed for a few weeks now and haven't had any issues with the runner. It's definitely dog approved, they love running up and down the stairs and seem to have no problem with it!
When we moved in this is what we started with:
And once I was sick and tired of it I went to town with my paint brush:
And we could have just been content, but that's not how we roll. Things are finally taking shape:
We are in love with how this has turned out!!!