Inspiration for updating the look of your stairs—use salvaged items or get creative with paint.
Piano Stair, Valparaíso, Chile.
Paint worn treads with old crate signage. How-to here: funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
As above. After ripping up old carpet – stairs get an uplift. How-to here: funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
Yardsticks as riser. funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
Ad by The Bounce Agency, Greenville, SC.
www.thebounceagency.com – recently out of business.
Pallet Staircase, Amsterdam.
By Most Architecture.
Salvaged Wood Staircase in the shape of add-on boxes supporting itself from recovered antique floor wood and construction wood by Jan Korbes. www.complett.nl
Painted Staircase. Via: design-milk.com
Stenciled Staircase. Stair treads were alternately stained a dark brown and a warm black. 24 different border patterns were used. See: designamour.com
Stenciled Staircase based on Moroccan designs. See bottom of page for link to stencils. designamour.com
Stenciled Staircase – Henna patterns reworked into stencil designs for risers. Each one different. designamour.com
See bottom of page for link to stencils. See: designamour.com
Stenciled stairway by Serena and Lily. www.serenaandlily.com
Wallpapered Staircase, check out the before and after images here: fermliving.blogspot.com. Linoleum would work well too!
Applied Mural Staircase
Kid’s Republic Bookstore in Beijing.
Check out more amazing photos here: Sako Architects
Painted Staircase – just paint – see below.
By Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who was nominated for the 2000/2001 Marcel Duchamp Prize, known for his geometric perspective-localized paintings using projector-stencil techniques. www.varini.org
Four subtle paint colors. www.countryliving.com
Colorful stair runner, www.billkingston.co.uk
Beach Towel Staircase
Painted Staircase, love the image on wall.
Originally found at “rubyrhino.co.uk/blog/2011/04/room-envy-painted-staircase/”
Op-Art on a staircase.
Mosiac Stairway in San Francisco
Photo by Paul Franson: pfranson365.blogspot.com
Painted Stairs for the Greenville Literacy Association. www.toxel.com
Painted Staircase at Edgartown Bookstore
Photo by Carolyn www.flickr.com
Michelle Allen’s hand painted stairs lead to her home studio above the garage. allendesigns.typepad.com
How to – art-moms.com
Stairway to Knowledge. Originally found at “flickr.com/photos/sungazing/349725950/sizes/z/in/set-72157594367904803/
Old wooden stairs.
Wharton Esherton’s home. Photo by Leslie Williamson from the book Handcrafted Modern. Via: wallssurroundyou.com
Stencils For Painted Stairs
See: modellodesigns.com, an ornamental library of 1000’s of decorative patterns, each one can be quickly custom-sized and cut-to-order to satisfy any project’s requirements. Plus: www.royaldesignstudio.com, Australia: www.stencilgallery.com.au
Bespoke Staircases says
Wow!! Absolutely amazing concepts showcased on bespoke staircases, feel like implementing all of them and I wish had so many staircases to carry these designs on them, lovely!!!!
Wow I LOVED looking through these! So many creative ideas. Thank you for putting this together! The first picture – the piano stairs – are my favourite. I now want that for my outside stairs.