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Stencil patterns onto a blank staircase
Stair stencilling is another do-it-yourself project that allows you to create detail by your own design. Trace with stripes, chevrons, polka dots, or whatever you please. Make your favourite pattern pop with two contrasting paint colours, or choose a muted scheme of hues for a subtler look. You may decide to use purchased stencils, or to section off shapes with painter’s tape. Mix up your motifs or miss every other riser. You are the artist behind those ascenders.
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