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Updated: Sep 17, 2021

diy painting stairs


verb: bring (something) into existence.

It’s hard for me to get through a day without creating something, or dreaming about what I’d like to create as soon as I get the chance. Time, energy and money are the usual constraints for projects around here. It can be hard for all those things to come together at the same moment!

Well, we’re at the point in this quarantine that time and energy are ready to team up, so if I can be clever with limited funds, a few creative projects can start happening!

painting pattern on stairs

First up: painting the stairs… I have an ongoing list on my phone of things I’d like to do around the house and a vague “paint the stairs” has been on the list for over a year. We moved in over 9 years ago and picked a shade of brown that looked appropriate for a floor and called it a day. Days actually, because painting stairs and former attic flooring takes more than just one day.

Fast forward to my calendar suddenly being empty and inspiration striking! I love the look of patterned tile on stairs; I love all the wall paper patterns that are trendy right now… So I was hunting online for a pattern I could mimic with what I had on hand. I couldn’t find the perfect pattern, but then thought of mud cloth fabric. What a fun idea for stairs that were already perfectly imperfect!

Supplies on hand were: left over black paint from my bathroom, a foam brush, and a pencil with an unused eraser. I scrolled through google images of mud cloth fabric, looking for any designs I felt confident enough to try.

diy painting pattern on stairs

I love the way it turned out! The best part of this risky design idea was knowing that I had plenty of white paint to just paint right over the whole thing if I ended up hating the outcome!

Are you trying any DIY projects this month?

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Apr 16, 2020

That's so cute!!!!! Love it!

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