One of the funny things about spring redecorating is that all the new clean spaces really shine a light on the ones that need a little extra love. Every time we finish a new space, the older one next to it looks a little dingier, so we’ve added a few extra projects to our to-do list this spring. At the top of that list was redoing our stair runner. Max helped me put in our old one almost five years ago and, while I loved it, we wanted to go for a lighter look, a wider size, and a cushier overall feel. So we stuck with our tried-and-true Dash & Albert rugs and picked an ombre blue/grey pattern that meshed well with our bannister color (Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray, my favorite) and felt a little bit more lush. The process took about 3 hours from start to finish (Mainly because it took forever to rip out all the old staples. Be sure you use thick gloves!) and the end result is Turk-approved. And since he’s a pretty picky cat, I know that means we did a good job. Here’s to spring cleaning and giving high-traffic area spaces like these a little extra love every few years. xo, Grace
The runner before: we needed to rip out all the staples one by one (ugh!) and then we cleaned the stairs.
Next we laid out the new runner to see where we’d need to cut and attach the new pieces (we combined three runners).
Julia helped me hold things in place and tackle the staple gun!
And voila! the new view in the morning.
Turk wants to know what we’re going to do about the ceiling light above…maybe our next project?