Give a plain white staircase a whole new personality by creating a faux runner. Paint the outer edges, add stripes and stamp Xs and Os on the risers for a new, whimsical look.

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Stairs

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Gorgeous!!

Stenciled stair risers featured in St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine! http://www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/stair-flair

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Stairs

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painted stairs. Love this one.

Simple painted runner pattern for staircase, stairs are painted white with black runner and border detail painted on the steps and risers

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Painted stair runner.

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Natural Herringbone stair runner

Pinner said..."Ordered 3 runners from Wayfair at $35 a piece. I love the look and it only took 3 or 4 days total (including painting the treads Annie Sloan Graphite and the risers white)! Took Eric and I to do the nailing part. Even with measuring each step it takes two people to make sure the rug is in place. DIY stair runner ----- basement staircase. paint white. use a runner...."

I really like this color

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