Common Household Remedies Request
Well, I have to wait ten days for my magnificent carpet runner to come in from (sigh) Home Depot. Magnificent by comparison to what was there, at least. Readers, you gave excellent carpet-laying advice before, I followed it, and everything turned out great, and so I turn to you again.
On these stairs, the carpet that used to be there -- a very, very old but rugged runner that seemed as if it might have been indoor-outdoor -- was held in place by brass rods. This is a very classy arrangement and I would like to preserve it. I assume that, because of the rods, I don't need to use those tack boards, or whatever they were called. Can I just run the runner under the rods and tack it in place with carpet tacks? Because that's what the last arrangement was. Or do I need to do better? Thank you!