The Easiest Way To Add A Stair Runner For Under $120

The Easiest Way To Add A Stair Runner For Under $120
Photo: Faith Towers

Ever since we moved into our house two years ago, I’ve wanted to add a runner to our stairs. They’re really slippery, and they’re also just really boring. So I decided to install a runner myself. And here’s what I found out.   

 

The Easiest Way To Add A Stair Runner For Under $120
Photo: Faith Towers

It’s really easy! This will only take a couple of hours, depending on the size of your stairs. But there is one caveat – it’s easy for straight staircases. Continue Reading

Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn’t exactly what this DIY-er called “homey”. So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point — and all for $60!      

The Serene Swede

Stacy from The Serene Swede has shared the whole process from start to finish over on Remodelaholic — be sure to check it out if you’re interested in tackling a similar project!

Before and After: A Boring Stairwell Gets A Fun Fabric Makeover

fabric covered stairs
photo: Plaster & Disaster

There are tons of ways to update a set of stairs. There's paint, wood stain, carpet, and my new favorite, strips of fabric! Check out the finished product for this stairwell makeover!      

 

fabric covered stairs
photo: Plaster & Disaster

I have no words. This is a total transformation and such a fun idea! See more of this makeover over on Plaster & Disaster!  

Stairwell Makeover by [Plaster & Disaster] Continue Reading

5 Painted Staircases That Will Blow Your Mind

created at: 10/27/2010

…Or melt your face.  Either one.

So, we live in a townhome right now that is covered with really awesome wall-to-wall carpeting.  And by “awesome” I mean “nasty”.  We have a staircase that’s covered in this unfortunate material as well, and I’ve always wanted to rip it up and see what’s going on under there.  In my fantasy world, it would be lovely wood in need of some minor sprucing up, which I could then go buck wild on with some colorful paint.   Continue Reading

Three DIY Under-the-Stairs Storage Solutions.

When the floors are filled, the walls covered, and the closets brimming then, my friends, look to the space under the stairs. DIYLife has collected three clever options to squeeze some extra storage out of your existing space. “The area beneath your stairs is a common household dead zone, but it’s actually the perfect place to stash your stuff….” Provided, of course, there’s not another staircase under it. 🙂

Project 1: Under-the-Stairs Shelving Unit.

Cost: $50-$100. Continue Reading