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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
    on May 28, 2012

    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 & stencil something for years and everytime I "voice" my inner thoughts (I should just shut up and DO IT!!) my other half pooh poohs the idea. One of these days . . . . . . Your's is awesome and love the idea!!!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR
    on May 28, 2012

    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
    on May 28, 2012

    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 with , then give the other half a choice out of all 3! For her it worked every time! I have tried this and for the most part it works for me too! Maybe I can use Donna's stair idea on our deck, since Himself has to paint it almost every year. This is such a cute idea!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on May 29, 2012

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

  • Marcy
    Marcy
    on May 29, 2012

    Wow, this is fantastic!

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