Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stencilled Staircase

Another day, another trip to the mailbox, and still no stencil.

In the meantime, here's another cool stencil project I came across on the interweb.  My stairs are carpeted so it's not an option, but I think this would be lovely at an eclectic cottage. 

Source: Painter Girl blog

Below is a staircase at the Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech.  It was the inspiration shot for Carol Leonesio who stencilled the yellow stair risers above.

And if you're feeling lazy, you can order pre-stenciled stair risers from Royal Design Studio.

What do you think? Like it or loathe it? 


Mommajay said...

I love the stenciled risers. I think it is something we should get onto immediately to detract from the ugliness that is our banister. All things in good time, right? My favourite stair risers of all time are a set of hand hooked rugs my grandma made to commemorate specific events. Each is a small, rectangular hooked rug, usually bearing a year and some image to go with the event. When my grandparents moved out of their big country house (which they had as a 'cottage' and then later their retirement home) a lot of things needed to be sold and spread around the family. I begged for the risers and hope to one day have hard wood stairs (I'm reluctant to de-carpet my stairs with the apprentice walkers in the house) in order to show these little pieces of family history. Guess I'll need to learn to hook rugs in order to make a few new ones too. Keep up the awesome blogging. Hope those sidebars from gee to the oogle make it worthwhile!!

Jules said...

Wow...very cool! You'll have to send me a pic if you end up installing them - but totally agree that carpet is best for now with your 'apprentice walkers' lol! My mom used to hook rugs and I found it immensely entertaining that her and her fellow rug-makers were called hookers.

sylvia said...

wow.. i love the stencilled stairs! too bad i'm insisting on the basement stairs being carpeted (for my poor knees).. otherwise i'd totally stencil them!

M's Dwellings said...

I've "pinned" a ton of painted/stenciled/decorative staircases, because I love them too! I just don't know if I'd ever have the nerve to implement them in my house. I do agree a cottage would be a great place for them though!

Jules said...

Sounds like it's time for me to have a snoop at your Pinterest board Mary!