Turn your stairs into a work of art

stairs 04.05.15
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

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    @Rhonda G, I used diagnal cutters and flat tip screwdrivers to pull the staples out of ours. We are replacing the treads with ash ones and facing the risers with ash plywood. I too loved the stencil and paint idea and the same comments from the husband.
  • Pam D
    Pam D Bondurant, IA
    I am so doing this! Thanks.
  • Eleanor P
    Eleanor P Brooksville, FL
    I don't have stairs, but I think this is really neat. John R said he was going to do it on his garage stairs - that will be so neat for a man or a boy's area using different logos.
  • Between Naps on the Porch
    These are amazing! Such a fun, vintage look! Love your sweet furry face staring up at you.
  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna
    Thanks so much everyone! I've added a couple more pictures including the BEFORE. I sure don't miss the before shot... :)
  • Randy Stewart
    Randy Stewart Dallas, TX
    What an awesome masterpiece! Congrats! Love this.

  • Cynthia Weber @ A Button Tufted Life...
    Donna, you have talent in every bone of your body. I love your projects! This one is fantastic! Thank you for thinking outside the box and inspiring others with your creativity!
  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    I think this might be one of my all time favorites! So original!
  • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne
    I first discovered your blog through this project! Love it!
  • Trina Miner @ afewmineradjustments
    So cool!
  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    These are AMAZING!
  • Organized Clutter
    Organized Clutter International Falls, MN
    These stairs are legendary.
  • Amy Rohde
    Amy Rohde Fawn Grove, PA
    I think I'm going to try something similar with a nautical theme in our beach home! Stellar idea!
  • Melanie Fink
    Melanie Fink Indiana, PA
    Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!!!!
  • GR
    Word cannot express how much I love these stairs, your home and projects are truly inspirational!
FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna