Introduction

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Who: Jaime Shackford
Where: Edmond, Okla.
What: Got a good grip on once-slippery stairs with a DIY runner.

After getting a quote of $2,500 to carpet her dangerously slick oak staircase, TOH reader Jaime Shackford took the project into her own hands. Using just two off-the-shelf woven runners ($125 each) and supplies from a home center, here's what she did.
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    Tools List

    • scissors
      Scissors
    • staple gun
      Staple gun
    • painter's tool
      Painter's 5-in-1 tool
    • hammer
      Hammer

    Shopping List

    Woven runners

    Painter's tape

    Felt underlaymentDouble-sided carpet tape

    ½-inch staples

    Square upholstery tacks