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Turn your stairs into a work of art

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When I I ripped off the old stairway carpet, I debated for two long years on what to do with the stairs. The 'old patina' showing up on the stairs from daily wear and tear fired up an idea... make them look as if they were made from old crates.

So I got to work creating stencils and painted them with craft paint. Adding creative things such as yardsticks for risers just added to the fun.
The stairs fool nearly everyone coming in thinking I spent a FORTUNE on them, when in reality, they were absolutely free.




To see more: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/04/paint-ed-wooden-crate-stairs-for-so-you.html

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  • Susan S
    Susan S Fredericksburg, VA

    Hi Donna: I must have seen this on your blog and thought then what a fantastic idea!! I've "threatened" to tear up the carpet on our stairs too. It is just so _ _appy looking, stained, so hard to vacuum them - on and on!!
    I've wanted to paint &

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR

    Good gravy , whoda thunk? If you cant make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, make a pretty or funky sow's ear!!! Delightful! Fun! You go girl!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR

    Hey Susan, I have a very dear friend whose hubs does the same thing. grr When I did house cleaning, one woman was doing wallpapering, and gave me the secret of how to survive a project and marriage. She said find 3 of what ever you love or can live

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

    I might have said this before and will probably say it again, but this is my favorite of all your projects!!

  • Marcy
    Marcy Southfield, MI

    Wow, this is fantastic!

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