Step by Step: 14 Ideas for Refinishing StairsHeather Sokol
Since we have decided to pull up the carpet on the stairs, I’ve been on the hunt for good ideas. We’ve bought white flooring paint, but there are so many more fun projects out there.
I don’t know that I want anything elaborate. It’s taken me 10 years to make this decision — I don’t want to be stuck with something long after it’s trendy. But, I do think I want a little something more than plain, white steps.
Patterned risers? Colored steps? Oh, and the materials — paper, vinyl, tape? My mind is completely blown by all the awesome stair photos!
Check out these amazing staircases I’ve found:
Chevron Risers 1 of 14Paint a chevron pattern on the stair risers, with this video tutorial. It's a simple way to create a unique staircase.
Read more at The Home Depot
Trimmed Stairs 2 of 14I love these alternating colors on the steps and risers. Plus, the trim on the sides is a gorgeous way to hide not-so-awesome construction.
Read more at Southern Hospitality
Faux Runner 3 of 14
Color Block 4 of 14Here's a much more simplistic runner — a simple block of color with stripes on the outside. Sweet and simple!
Read more at Painted Therapy
Stenciled Steps 5 of 14Here's a great idea for adding impact to white stairs. The stenciling on the riser wouldn't even have to be done in special paint, since you'll never be stepping on it.
Read more at Martha Stewart
Wallpapered Risers 6 of 14Can you believe these stairs use wallpaper to get the awesome patterned look? She simply used heavy-duty tape to stick them to the risers.
Read more at Ferm Living
Numbered Stairs 7 of 14The girls are forever counting the steps up and down. This is such a cute way to add a little interest to the staircase.
Read more at Lover Mother
Stained & Stenciled 8 of 14I love the warmth of the different stains used here. Plus, each step features a different pattern for a truly unique look.
Read more at Designamour
Shades of Stairs 9 of 14This staircase in coordinating shades is gorgeous! I can also see an ombre look or bright colors working, too.
Read more at Country Living
Vintage Flooring 10 of 14This amazing staircase features vintage flooring pulled up during a restoration. I think it proves you could use just about any material.
Read more at Houzz
Stair Collection 11 of 14See? You really can use anything on a stair riser. This vintage license plate staircase creates a fun way to display a cherished collection. Now my wheels are really turning!
Read more at Cherished Vintage
Vintage Americana 12 of 14This is a staircase my mom would love! It's not quite my style, but I do love the faux runner combined with a stenciled riser.
Read more at That's My Letter
Duct Tape 13 of 14Okay, so it's not actually duct tape — it's vinyl flooring tape. Still, it gives the same look and is a ton of fun.
Read more at Apartment Therapy
Textured Risers 14 of 14Here's another set of wallpapered stairs. The textured paper is just such a cool look.
Read more at Lovely Crafty Home
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