Sharpie Shiplap Stairs

2 Materials
4 Hours

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

Watch my video here to see exactly how I did it.

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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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Apr 01, 2021

    I LOVE this! I’ve been struggling with what to do to my back of the house stairs!

  • William William on Aug 21, 2021

    Clayton, one to two coats of stain blocking prime like Kilz will cover the maker lines easily. Paint maker won't do it.