A Few More Steps

You guys are the best!
Thanks so much for all the great feedback on my
painted stairs project.
Right now, it seems that painting numbers is a “yes”,
(but in black, not white).
With a painted runner underneath to add some color.
I also love the rope banister in yesterday’s first image.
I am going to try to incorporate that as well.
I thought I would share some of the more “over the top”
steps that I have found.
These are all so imaginative and fun.



These last two images are from my friend,
Hannelore’s house.
She had her children help with this
when they were quite young,
and now they are in High School and Middle School.
{which only seems to make it more special}
I love it when people let their personalities and
creativity shine in their homes.
*images via:  ApartmentTherapy;GoogleImages;Domino;

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  1. Love love your post! I adore the second picture; the last two images are beyond awesome. Love the story behind it. Such a fabulous idea!
    Have a happy day! xo

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  2. Staley Mc wrote:

    Can't wait to see how your stairs turn out! I love all these stairs too!

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  3. Marija wrote:

    Love the first image – I've always wondered why they stopped where they did? Works for me, though! 🙂 Marija

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  4. Cashon&Co wrote:

    your friend's brilliant! That one also with the sepia toned scenes is gorgeous.

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  5. Yes! the last two are the best… such a lovely personal touch …but the one with the candles is also fantastic. I have had so much fun with this…thanks!

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  6. Wowza—people really get creative, don't they?! Can't wait to see your finished product—they are going to look fantastic!!! XO Katie

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  7. Your friend is fabulous. The joy her kids must have felt every time they walked up the stairs when they were young.. and now – so special! xo

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  8. Love the black and white one! The stairs with the quote is great, too.

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  9. Stephanie wrote:

    Love the last two – fantastic! – and the blue and white of the third one.

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  10. i'm amazed at the creativity! who knew steps could be such a statement? I loved the bannister in yesterdays post, too!

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  11. Ooooohh, I really love the stencil on the 3rd one! Pretty & romantic too. Looking forward to seeing your completed project. I do love the numbers and think they'll look really cool…can't wait to see!!

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  12. so fun! i can't wait until the day that i have stairs to paint. be sure to post the outcome!

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  13. Wow, these are amazing, so creative.
    *kisses* HH

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  14. paula wrote:

    hope you share pics when you are done!

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  15. I am glad that you made your decision. I really think the numbers will be great. I love the last image. It is fun to include your personality into your home. Have fun with the project and can't wait to see it.

    I also enjoyed your comments on my post "Letting Go". They grow up so fast. You really have to savor every moment


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  16. Vanessa wrote:

    I love the stencilled stairs in the third image – so pretty.

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  17. I still vote for stencils! And all I have to say is that if you've had more than one glass of wine, those multicolored steps are a no-go!!

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  18. Oh wow, more beautiful staircases… The colourful one reminds me of Paul Smith designs.

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  19. BBS wrote:

    Too funny…We are on the same page. I used one of the same pictures in my post today about color. What do they say, Great minds….

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  20. Debby Lee wrote:

    Can't wait to see your finished stairs. I liked the rope in yesterdays post too!

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  21. The blue ones are great!

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  22. ThatGirl39 wrote:

    I love the fourth picture down with the stairs painted in mosaic – absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog (and your kind words!). It's always great to come across new stylish blogs – yours is wonderful. And no way are you 42… you cannot be two years older than me?!? x

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  23. i love the stenciled stairs! what you've decided upon sounds great though — i can't wait for the big reveal!

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  24. These are fantastic. Can't pick one favorite, but I loved the stenciled blue, the sepia chinoiserie and teh black and white tiles. Cool post!

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  25. La Dolfina wrote:

    It's been great fun helping you with your stair decision!! You had some great inspiration photos!
    I'm so glad you're going to incorporate the rope railing. It's going to look amazing. So jealous!

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  26. I'm eager to see what you do! What a great opportunity to be creative. 🙂

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  27. whisty wrote:

    Oh I just adore the steps with sepia prints / paintings. So pretty!

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  28. Melody wrote:

    I love these painted stairs! Very inspiring!

    Feel free to check out my blog, too!


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