Inspiring Interiors

More papered stair risers.

Just a quick late-Saturday-night post…

A few people have sent me a link to Melissa’s stairs over at Sugar City Journal (a lovely post, too). She actually didn’t use wallpaper, but instead scanned fabric, printed on regular paper and adhered it with Mod Podge. Very nice!

(You can find my previous post on wallpapered stair risers here.)

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  • Reply gimbler September 7, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Her stairs are awe inspiring. I have to keep this in mind when I finally tear the old carpet off our stairs.

    I one wall-papered a “runner” down the stairs at one of our old houses. I put 5 coats of poly on it and it held up surprisingly well for a couple of years – even with our giant dog tramping up and down.

    I did learn from a mistake I made though – while I put a bit of thought into the sealer I wasn’t very bright about how I actually adhered it to the stairs. I used wallpaper glue. Duh! It lifts off if you get it too wet too often. Makes sense since that’s how you remove wallpaper, right?

    So, instead of being able to mop the stairs I had to use windex and a cloth to clean them.

  • Reply Kathleen September 8, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I love the little people in her prints as well!

  • Reply Susan September 9, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I love the result! Though I think using walpaper would be safer – mod podge scares me – too permanent! I’m paranoid.

  • Reply Jaya September 15, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Brilliant! My stairs are carpeted, but if I ever get around to pulling it off and refinishing, I would love to try wallpapering them. Love, love, love how yours turned out!

  • Reply Kim October 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    This looks great! How durable is modge podge?

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