Sharpie Shiplap Stairs

2 Materials
$5
4 Hours
Easy

I wanted to add something to our stairs, but didn’t want to do anything that would require a lot of money and time. I decided I wanted to Shiplap them, but instead of using MDF or wood, I decided to use a sharpie! I need a tape measure, sharpie, and a tool to trace straight lines. I started at the top of my stairs and measure them. They were 40 inches wide, so I found the center at 20 inches from each side and made the first line. I used pencil to make the lines because I sharpied it. Once I got all the pencil marks, I would go over it with sharpie! I love how it turned out!

Here’s the process

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My tools

You don't need much for this simple project!

The first 3 steps


Bottom step where my steps got wider.

The finished product

This is so easy to do but so effective! I've seen a lot of Sharpie Shiplap projects lately so I knew I had to try it out. I think it's really made a difference to our stairs and just adds the extra touch that it needed. I really love how it turned out.


What do you all think?

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Trish
    on Aug 21, 2020

    How well does it hold up to washing Your steps?

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  • Doreen
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Beautiful! Who washes steps😂 Just dust or vacuum. Right?

  • William
    24 minutes ago

    Creative idea. Can easily be painted over when taste changes. I use a duster with Bona Hardwood Floor cleaner sprayed on. Don't even touch the risers.

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