Stair runner projects like this one from Loft & Cottage really make me wish the front staircase in my home wasn't carpeted.
Casey from Loft & Cottage had help from a professional carpenter to create a runner with eight patterned Ikea Hessum rugs and antique decorative nails. The directions and accompanying photos are clear enough that a non-pro should be able to repeat the process.
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