Before & After: Back Steps Become a Stairway of Heaven

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Once you've groaned at the title of this post (go ahead, I know you want to), click on over to see Gemma's DIY fix for the back steps down to her basement.

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An IKEA rug just happened to be the exact width of Gemma's stairs, which made it an irresistible choice for a quick DIY runner. Finished off with some nailhead trim, it's now a chic little entrance. (Plus, Gemma hopes the dark rug helps hide tracked in dirt.)

Head over to Gemma's blog to see how she did it, along with the rest of the transformation: she completed the 'new' hallway with freshly painted walls and some artwork.

Many thanks Gemma!

(Image credits: Gemma Bonham-Carter)