Between the ages of 0-18, I lived in 9 different homes, most of which were gorgeous. Around my preteen years, my older sister and I began to form a staircase fetish. Each move to a new home, area, neighborhood would be judged by the “prom staircase” criteria. If the home had a crappy staircase that would not appropriately accommodate a glamour-shot-worthy-prom-gown-entrance, forget it. We would vote that house down. What can I say? We were vain. But somehow, those early staircase judging years seemed to have formed a life-long love of staircases. My current home wouldn’t have gotten a second glance from my 13 year old self. I would have hated it. And honestly, my 35 year old self sort of hates it too. So, I’m on a mission to remedy that.
Let’s take a little picture walk through some staircase inspiration, shall we?
Image Martha Stewart
This is a colorful and fun option from A Charmed Life.
Wallpaper or mod podge option?
Ooooo, I like this idea of stenciling words up the stairs.
And of course, my favorite so far, stenciled numbers….
And gorgeous mix and match stencils. These are stunning! You can learn more about the artist and the stencils here.
Depending how much paint I have on hand in my basement (budget freeze, remember?), I will soon begin a staircase makeover. Which one of the ideas above is your favorite? Do you have a gorgeous staircase that would pass the “prom staircase” test? Talk to me.
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