Who could have predicted the current craze for antique linen grain sacks? They are everywhere these days, from flea markets to Pottery Barn. Their rustic, homespun appeal has long made them a favorite with the shabby chic crowd. We’re now seeing them in more interiors uses, as upholstery fabric, stair runners, window shades and even handmade toys and dolls. Making your own accessories from them is sew simple, and the results can be high-end for low-cost.
Your first consideration is the stairway itself. This is primarily an aesthetic consideration. Do you have an enclosed stairway such as a back stairway off a kitchen or back hall? Or is it an open stairway that is actually a visible part of another room such as a living room or family room? Beautiful wood work can be hidden beneath carpet while at the same time a well installed carpet can hide building imperfections. Your carpet choices would be very different for each of these situations.
stair runners carpet are great for wooden stair cases to protect the stair treads from wear and tear and to add some traction to an otherwise slippery surface. The best part of stair runners is that they are easy to remove. The bracket system makes this an easy DIY project for almost any one. The one rule of thumb that should be followed is to match or closely coordinate your runner carpet with other carpets it runs into. If It is surrounded by wood flooring, you have more options than you would be able to go through in a lifetime. Stair runners run about $200 for a standard staircase (13-14 steps), but the bracket system costs around $10 per foot making it an expensive project.
The first thing to do is to make a design plan of the pool deck. Determine where the stairs should be located. This will be your reference point. There are available pre-made stringers for the stairs for you to invest in, to make the project somewhat easier.
Rub stair runners carpet the spot stain and marks with steel wool. Remove the very top layer of the affected area then put some floor wax. This will repair water stains, caster marks and other dark stains.
Part of the charm of these homespun textiles is their durability and humble beauty. We no longer need to cart home our own millet or wheat in them, but they have earned a place in contemporary homes simply by being nice to look at. The vintage sacks can be 100 years old and still retain plenty of charm and practicality. They were made to last and can be put to great use around your home. The textiles stand up to kids, dogs, and wayward backsides alike.
Keeping things organized in the home can be a difficult job. It is important to have this start at the entryway of the home, so getting the hallway tidy may be in order. No matter what size the hallway is or what the budget may be, there are a lot of wonderful decorative organisational ideas for this space – from an extravagant hall bureau to a hall bench, you just need to decide what is best for you!