The boy, once again, started thinking of a quick, affordable (like a true guy) and efficient solution. If this law gig doesn't work out for him, I seriously think he could have a future in interior design. His solution landed us in the carpet aisle of Home Depot. I swear, we should start becoming spokespeople for the Home Depot. Since we have moved into our house, we have been to the Home Depot on 14 different occasions. Peeps. We have only lived in our house for 6 days. Count it. Anyhow, his genius idea was to have a runner cut out of one of their large reams of carpet. Good. But not great. I was thinking, thinking, thinking how we could zsush this runner up to make it look unique, expensive and not drab. Wait for it. Wait for it. Nailhead. You got it. Nailhead. The solution to ANY household dilemma.
DIY Nailhead Runner
Home Depot carpet cut to runner dimensions
That. Is. It.
Believe it or not, I took a before photo here. The treacherous stairs seen below. This is equivalent to Mt. Kilimanjaro for Stells.
Step 1. Measure and lay the carpet evenly down the staircase. A tape measure comes in handy here as my eyes tend to deceive me always on what seems to be the true middle. Once the "middle" is found, secure the rug in with nails on the backs of the stairs.
Step 2. Once the rug is secured on the steps, begin to measure where you want the nailhead to adorn the steps. Since this is a dark carpet, the nailhead really stands out. The boy had to take this project into his own hands. Again, my nailhead slowly started to creep into a diagonal formation. Not cute. To insure the nailhead was evenly space, he made a make shift ruler out of masking tape. Laugh. But it works.
Again, the finished product. Stella's peace of mind is worth every penny to us. Every $17.00 this project cost us. I am not even kidding. Not even. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "a penny saved is a penny earned." And every penny saved during this project will be invested into all of my 372 remaining projects. Simple, budget friendly, designer look solution. We could not be happier.