Friday, December 16, 2011

Painted stairs!

Have you seen my stairs? Pink carpet! OH NOOO! I am considering painting the stairs and have found all sorts of examples. Some are solid, some stripes, some use stencils and others have designs painted freehand. I also am thinking about painting the railing and balusters. The plain wood ones are boring, and these ones in particular just look like sticks that were stuck on the railings.  But what if they look terrible painted? What do you think? Would you try it, or are you chicken too?
            This picture from Martha Stewart inspires me. I love the white against all the beautiful shades of blue. This was accomplished by using the small pots of sample paints and painting 2 balusters 1 color, then moving onto the next, starting with the lightest shade and gradually getting darker. I think it makes a very striking statement.      
These striped stairs give the illusion of carpet. I think its a great way to get a pop of color.
Another interesting idea is to use stencils to paint words or designs onto the stairs.

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