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DecorBook Classic : Stair Steppin'

As we get closer to the holidays, I was thinking of affordable projects anyone could do in a day or two - just in time to show off to holiday guests. What about updating a staircase? Ours is covered with carpet so we're a bit stuck, but that doesn't mean I can't dream. Don't you love this trompe l'oeil black runner? It's amazing what an impact a little paint makes. Let's take a look at the impact of just changing the risers - easily done with paint, stickers, stencils or wallpaper.

Love this transformation!

Wallpapered risers creates a wood effect.

This homeowner had a high resolution image printed on outdoor vinyl and then glued to risers. He says it look him just an hour to install.

Paint - elegant hues of turquoise.

A rainbow of purples and greens- easily done with sample pots of paint.

Dramatic graphics in a monochromatic room using stencils.

Old warm charm using vinyl stickers.

Stencils are limited only by our imagination. These would be fun in a house with little ones learning to count.

Mediterranean stencils from Royal Design Studio Stencils.

Amazing stencil work for a colonial house.

Glorious wallpaper - imagining floating up to bedrooms in an old country house. If you're lucky enough to have a staircase with wooden risers, how about changing them up? I'm almost ready to rip the carpet off our staircase.

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