I’m going to rank looking at a before-and-after image of stair spindles going from dirty-white to not-dirty-white as, uh, one of the top five least exciting things to look at on the internet ever. And since most of my spare time in the last few days has been dedicated to getting donkey hugs, I’m going to dedicate today’s Dueling DIY post to something else entirely. Thievery.
That’s right. I thinking about stealing Sarah’s idea and putting a runner on these stairs…
Not that Sarah has the market cornered on runnering stairs (runnering, really? I’m a grammatical genius after midnight) but when we started this challenge, I was definitely sanding and staining, and Sarah was definitely painting and putting a runner in.
And now I’m like… that is probably going look awesome, so I’m going to copy you.
So, let’s take a look at something fun, like a couple of runner ideas that might be worth stealing.
A little pattern…
And this bit of awesomeness….
I do not love the decorative thing at the bottom, but the fabric and nails is definitely something worth considering.
Here’s the internal debate I’m having about this…
- Could look awesome
- Would definitely make it less likely that I slip, fall, and break my leg in three places while running up and down the stairs in my socks
- I’m seriously going to sand, stain, and paint all of the stairs and then conver 80% of them with carpet
- After weeks of pulling staples and filling nail holes, the irony of putting more nail holes in the stairs is almost too much to bear
- I would probably have to vacuum it
- It would mean putting a runner in the upstairs hallway (more nails in the floor, more vacuuming)
So I’m only about 30% sold on the runner idea, but as I spend a hundred more hours of my life painting spindles… I’m definitely considering it.
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