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The Happy Staircase Rug Installation with Centsational Girl

When faced with a decorating dilemma like a particle-board staircase covered in dirty, dated, worn-out carpet, we like to ask ourselves, WWCGD (What would Centsational Girl do)? Lucky for us, Kate herself has answered this very question in a new blog post on creating a fun, functional, and—dare we say?—adorable hallway by installing a runner on a staircase.


After tearing out the old carpet, Kate painted the stair treads a beautiful sea green, then topped them off with Dash & Albert’s best-selling Stone Soup woven cotton rug. The runners pick up the green and blue tones in the paint, plus add some grounding taupes and tans—and a splash of chipper hot pink and tangerine to liven up the look.

Find out how Kate accomplished this stairway transformation right here.

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Centsational Girl September 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

How fun to see the project pop up here, thanks so much for the feature, that rug is the BEST! Cheers to many more installing D&A runners on their colorful stairs too. xo Kate

Fresh American September 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

How much do we love this installation, Kate? We could count the ways for days! Congrats on yet another fantastic DIY. 🙂

Rosa Dest September 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Cute, cute cute! I could see applying your #Dash and Albert rugs as runners in a beach house

Fresh American October 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

Thanks, Rosa! And we couldn’t agree more—so many fun, nautical styles to choose from!


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