How to Make Carpet on Stairs Look New

This clever trick shows you how to make carpet on stairs look new again.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
October/November 2000

How to make carpet on stairs look new.
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Learn how to make carpet on stairs look new.

I found this idea in a 1948 book of household hints: Is the carpet on your stairs old and worn? Make make carpet on stairs look new by moving the carpet up or down half a step. That way the unworn riser sections will now rest on the steps, and the threadbare spots will be moved to the risers, where they won't show as much.

—Helen Puls
Canby, OR








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