Friday, January 4, 2013

My Birthday Present- A Stairunner! Yippee!!

So, here's the deal.  We hate going upstairs.  Why?  Well, first of all there is a lot of them (lazy huh?).  17 to be exact.  This is what happens when the lowest part of the your main floor ceiling is 12 feet tall and you have 9 foot doorways.  Second, we have hardwoods in every room of our home except the bonus room upstairs (by design for babies and little ones to play etc) and they are exactly that, hard.  The stairs hurt this preggo's feet....and guess where the new nursery is?  Yup, upstairs.  And guess who is having a c- section (had one last time so I'm a repeat)?  Yup, this girl. 

Pretty hardwood stairs that make me feel like I have bruises on my

So, I got a stair runner for my birthday.  Nothing says you are old, like a stair runner for your birthday.  That's how I roll now.  Old, and lovin' cushy surfaces on my feet.  Uh huh.

Here is the good news:  I picked out a pretty ivory stainmaster carpet with a great replacement warranty and cool design, and they installed it in the center of the steps.

Bad news:  The installers centered it on the step.  The whole step.  Not the visual space between the railings and the wall. They are coming out this week to fix their mistake.  Woh woh.  

But maaaaaaaaan, they sure are cushy and comfortable.  Me likey.  


  1. I can totally relate. We kept carpet on our front steps (out edge hardwood) when we added hardwoods upstairs, and our front two rooms downstairs are carpet (don't get a lot of use). I have to say, I'd never really thought about it, but I've had heel pain over the course of the past year since we have more hardwoods, and I go barefoot most of the time. Don't like shoes in the house! Hmmm...might need some cushy slippers! LOL Glad they are willing to come fix their mistake.

  2. I love this look! What is a good source for stair runners? Also love your Christmas card! Happy New Year from NC! Cindy Lynn

  3. So glad you're back to blogging. Any updates on the nursery?

  4. I thought they looked a bit wonky! Sounds like something that would happen to us. We are about to install a runner on our stairs, seagrass....just for looks.

  5. I'm also looking for a runner for our stairs. Did you find yours online or at a local company? Love it!!

  6. LOL! When I was preggers with my last (also a repeat C-section)I bought some Coach shoes full price and they were the priciest shoes I had ever purchased at that point,but they were the only ones that were COMFORTABLE! You gotta do what you gotta do!

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