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Attic stairs

I have just finished my attic.I wanted something to tie into mu shabby chic decor for it and do not like the store boughten runners as they are all the same.I used rag rugs.Does anyone think this looks tacky or is it something you would do in your home

  • Michelle Hamill
    Michelle Hamill Missouri City, MO
    on Apr 26, 2014

    I agree with you on those other runners and LOVE this! Great job!

    • Carol
      Carol Canada
      on Apr 27, 2014

      @Michelle Hamill Thanks I have a white pipe as a handrail and my next project is to wrap the rail with strips of rags.Will post when I am done.Hoping it will not be overkill.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Apr 26, 2014

    I love this!!! I too found I did not like the patterns in the runners I could buy so I bought a couple of runners from Kohl's and hubby attached them to my steps up to the kitchen. I too wanted a darker color because of "spills" bringing our coffee down to the den...spills are a given around here! (And we have a black lab so you know we have fur around here!)

    • Carol
      Carol Canada
      on Apr 27, 2014

      @Jeanette S Thanks I live in Canada and no Kohls .Small town and not many stores to find anything different.

  • Linny McCauley
    Linny McCauley Olmsted Falls, OH
    on Apr 26, 2014

    Great idea....love the look!

    • Carol
      Carol Canada
      on Apr 27, 2014

      @Linny McCauley Thanks,always good to get feedback.

  • Z
    Z
    on Apr 26, 2014

    Tacky? No way! I love it. Its so much more interesting than traditional stair runners. If it weren't for having four long haired cats. I'd copy you! P.S. I showed my hubby and he really likes it too.

  • Carol
    Carol Canada
    on Apr 27, 2014

    Thanks for the positive feedback.

  • Angela Bello
    Angela Bello Van Meter, IA
    on Apr 27, 2014

    The best stair runners ever! Love it! And so clever :)

    • Carol
      Carol Canada
      on Apr 27, 2014

      @Angela Bello Thanks,perhaps a new trend LOL

  • Terri Austill
    Terri Austill Godfrey, IL
    on Apr 27, 2014

    These look great! And the best answer to your question about them looking tacky is "Do you love them?" As long as the answer is yes, don't worry about what anyone else thinks! Great job!

  • GR
    GR
    on Apr 27, 2014

    I love this look! I've been collecting rag rugs for a while as they are really cheap over here (if you know where to look). I did think of doing something similar but my stairs are open so I'm not sure how it would work:(

    • Janice Laprise
      Janice Laprise Canada
      on Apr 27, 2014

      @GR When you say your stairs are open, do you mean that there is no riser. If so your stairs would be easily done by wrapping each step with the rugs, using a staple gun to keep them in place.

  • Mindy C
    Mindy C Burton, MI
    on Apr 27, 2014

    I love it and honestly who cares what others think as long as YOU like it!

  • Mindy C
    Mindy C Burton, MI
    on Apr 27, 2014

    can you tell me how you did it?

  • Carol
    Carol Canada
    on Apr 27, 2014

    thanks

  • Therese Ryan-Haas
    Therese Ryan-Haas Rochelle, IL
    on Apr 27, 2014

    You know its a winner when there are no bad comments.

  • Katie
    Katie Canada
    on Apr 27, 2014

    Rag weaving is a very old tradition which allowed families to use old worn clothing, linens, etc. to make another fabric. Rag weaving can be rough or very fine. Today it's done commercially with new fabric. I love to weave with everything from old linens, to silk sari fabric, to old denim jeans. It's very rewarding….and never, ever TACKY! Your stairs are really beautiful with the use of an old form that fits right into the shabby chique vibe.

  • Reposhture Studio - Kim
    Reposhture Studio - Kim Pittsburgh, PA
    on Apr 27, 2014

    This looks fantastic and very unordinary in the best way… Way to think outside the rug!

  • Jeanne behne
    Jeanne behne Knoxville, TN
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I have a rug like that looks a lot like your runner. I love it!!!!

  • Diana DiCarlo
    Diana DiCarlo Roanoke, VA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Love it!

  • Sharon H
    Sharon H Eau Claire, WI
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I love it!

  • Denise Ring Catania
    Denise Ring Catania Salina, KS
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I love it. It's unique and looks amazing. Keep up the creativity!

  • Misty Albers
    Misty Albers Winthrop, MN
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Absolutely!!!

  • Debbie Crawford-Frank
    Debbie Crawford-Frank Tavares, FL
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I would definitely do it, in my home. Great job

  • Elaine Williams
    Elaine Williams Piedmont, AL
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Very neat, love it.

  • Peg
    Peg Saint George, UT
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Sooooooooo cute!

  • Bonnie parker
    Bonnie parker
    on Apr 28, 2014

    looks great

  • Chandra Marie Dragulin
    Chandra Marie Dragulin Portland, OR
    on Apr 28, 2014

    love! We have a slight spiral in our stairs so looking into option like this too...

  • Debra
    Debra Nashville, NC
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Looks great one of a kind

  • Deb J
    Deb J University Place, WA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I love it. That's a lot of work but it looks beautiful.

  • Jeanee Rockweiler
    Jeanee Rockweiler Cazenovia, WI
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Looks great..........I use rag rugs in my kitchen :)

  • Gina S
    Gina S Clarksville, TN
    on Apr 28, 2014

    It's not my taste, but I think it looks great against the painted stairs. If you like it, that's all that matters, it's your home!!

  • Cindy Videgain
    Cindy Videgain Grass Valley, CA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Love it. I'm going to do it down my hallway!

  • Kathy Jerman
    Kathy Jerman Bothell, WA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I like it

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