Stenciling Stairs

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When your house is a fixer-upper, you cannot simply stencil your stairs.


You must first patch the hole that you’ve been trying to ignore since you moved in 5 years ago.



Then, you should detach the railing and spray paint it a fun color. (It took 3 coats.)


You should then paint the drab, dirty, beigey walls that haven’t been painted since the 80’s.



      You should definitely paint the risers and then prep the step area for a new color.


It helps if you have a six-year-old nearby to ask you a thousand questions while you’re held captive taping the stairs.


Then, you should paint every other step so you are not trapped in the basement.


It’s good to force draft enlist trick cajole ask others to help along the way.


DSC_0428  They had a great time. See those smiles!

To be continued…


5 thoughts on “Stenciling Stairs

    ionedar said:
    July 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

    What a transformational work! It was worth it!

    Daughter of Encouragement responded:
    July 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    And it’s not even finished yet! 🙂

    Janelle said:
    July 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    SO much fun for us to watch what you are doing…and it is cool how your pins are transforming your home! 🙂

    Days Until Sign | Pinning Summer said:
    August 31, 2013 at 6:13 am

    […] — it was a fun adventure.  It was a catalyst for us to fix some things around the house (see this post ) and it was good reason for me to get out some power tools (especially the staple gun, which […]

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