Channel The Past With A Stenciled Staircase Makeover
Stairs kinda get a bad rap, don’t they? So much foot traffic, so little love. But depending on the location of your stairs (and if you have them), a staircase can be a focal point of your home–so why not treat it like one?
If you have wood stairs (or want to pull up existing carpeting in favor of the original wood), you can give your stairs a vintage flair by stenciling old product logos on them so that the stairs look like slats from old wooden crates.
After prepping the stairs with a thorough sanding, apply your choice of wood stain to bring out the richness of the wood’s tone. Don’t get too crazy, though–the point is to make the wood look a bit antiqued rather than brand-spanking new.
Use stencils and latex paint to apply your favorite logos (and appropriate embellishments) to the stairs. Take a cue from project creator Donna Williams of Funky Junk Interiors [funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com] and spread a logo over two stairs, lending authenticity to the design.
When the paint’s dry, feel free to lightly sand a few spots to give the paint a worn-in look (besides–the foot traffic will do the rest!)
Would you consider this project for your stairs, or do you have any other staircase makeovers to share?
Photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors