Salvaged and Painted Stairs

Inspiration for updating the look of your stairs—use salvaged items or get creative with paint.


painted staircase
Piano Stair, Valparaíso, Chile.
piccsy.com

recycled stairs
Paint worn treads with old crate signage. How-to here: funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com

painted staircase
As above. After ripping up old carpet – stairs get an uplift. How-to here: funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com

painted staircase
Yardsticks as riser. funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com

painted staircase
Suitcase staircase.
Ad by The Bounce Agency, Greenville, SC.
www.thebounceagency.com – recently out of business.

recycled stairs
Pallet Staircase, Amsterdam.
By Most Architecture.
Via: www.designboom.com

recycled stairs
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
Painted Staircase. Via: design-milk.com

stenciled stairs
Stenciled Staircase. Stair treads were alternately stained a dark brown and a warm black. 24 different border patterns were used. See: designamour.com

stenciled stairs

Stenciled Staircase based on Moroccan designs. See bottom of page for link to stencils. designamour.com

stenciled stairs
Stenciled Stairs
rutlanddesigner.com

painted staircase
Stenciled Staircase – Henna patterns reworked into stencil designs for risers. Each one different. designamour.com

stenciled stairs
Stenciled Staircase
See bottom of page for link to stencils. See: designamour.com

stenciled staircase
Stenciled stairway by Serena and Lily. www.serenaandlily.com

wallpapered stair
Wallpapered Staircase, check out the before and after images here: fermliving.blogspot.com. Linoleum would work well too!

painted staircase
Applied Mural Staircase
www.casartcoverings.com

painted staircase
Painted Staircase
theestateofthings.com

painted staircase
Painted Staircase
www.melanieturnerinteriors.com

kids-republic-in-beijing
Kid’s Republic Bookstore in Beijing.
Check out more amazing photos here: Sako Architects

painted staircase
Painted Staircase – just paint – see below.

painted staircase
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

painted staircase
Painted Banisters
design-crisis.com

painted staircase
Four subtle paint colors. www.countryliving.com

painted staircase
Colorful stair runner, www.billkingston.co.uk

painted staircase
Beach Towel Staircase
Via: hirshfields.wordpress.com

painted staircase
Painted Staircase, love the image on wall.
Via: www.rubyrhino.co.uk

painted staircase
Op-Art on a staircase.
designersblock.blogspot.com

mosaic stairs
Tiled Stairs
rutlanddesigner.com

mosaic stairs
Mosiac Stairway in San Francisco
Photo by Paul Franson: pfranson365.blogspot.com

painted staircase
Painted Stairs for the Greenville Literacy Association. www.toxel.com

painted staircase
Painted Staircase at Edgartown Bookstore
Photo by Carolyn www.flickr.com

painted staircase
Michelle Allen’s hand painted stairs lead to her home studio above the garage. allendesigns.typepad.com

painted staircase
Painted Staircase.
How to – art-moms.com

painted staircase
Stairway to Knowledge.

Copyright sungazing www.flickr.com

painted stairs
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

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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  1. 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!!!!

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