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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy Weekend: Nautical Staircase DIY

For many of us north of the equator, the days are drawing out and the sun shining for a little longer as we move deeper into spring and closer to summer. Given nautical themed interiors are always popular for the spring/summer season, I think this graduating blue staircase is the ideal DIY for this time of year. Easily achieved in a weekend, I would start preparing your wooden staircase by sanding it down then wiping clean with a cloth before coating everything with several coats of primer. After the final coat of primer is dry, paint the stairs in a matt white eggshell. Once dry, number each stair front with a pencil to ensure the number of graduated colours matches how many stairs you have, matching each number to one of your paint colours. Next, section off the individual stair fronts with masking tape and paint inside the lines. When dry, peel the tape off carefully and then seal with several coats of floor varnish. Finally, add a rope for a handrail by tying it to hardware rings for a finishing nautical touch. So fun! Have a great weekend, friends!

26 comments:

  1. Would love to have a staircase to paint! Happy weekend you!

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  2. Now I want to rip out my stairs. Cute idea! Have a good weekend Will!

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  3. So great! What a great way to spruce up a staircase for summer. Happy weekend! Teri

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  4. Great Idea, it looks so good, but I think I would rather take a navy color instead of the black color. Such a nice idea!!!

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  5. Love this! I can't wait for beach weather, if only to ogle more nautical decor.

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  6. sooo jealous. Enjoy your Spring! I have been dreaming about garden parties!
    xo

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  7. What a fun idea! Definitely a great way to make stairs look more interesting! Have a lovely weekend Will! xx

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  8. I really LOVE this idea. If I didn't have so many other makeovers on the go I would do this today!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE......
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    Tania Maree xx

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  9. I would love to take over a lighthouse and paint the stairs like this. :)

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  10. Amazing stairs!!!
    A dearest fan of nautical,
    Eleni

    (enjoy your weekend, Will! Hope it's a sunny one!)

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  11. Love the idea! Actually I was thinking of painiting my stairs in different pastels, when I re-painted the stairs... but I wasn´t bold enough.
    Thank you so much for your oh so sweet comments, I´m thrilled that you found your way to Fjeldborg.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Ingrid ;)

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  12. A very fun weekend DIY Will! Have a great one :)

    Abbey x

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  13. Love the idea of being a bit more creative with stairs, rather than just the usual carpet. Great look!

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  14. this is so unique, i love it!
    hugs, svenja

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  15. This is just to much fun. We are writing down the steeps. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend.

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    1. How fun! Let me know if you do it at home!

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  16. Normally love my little flat but this makes me sad to be on the ground floor!! Such a lovely idea x

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  17. Nautical here, nautical on Happy Interior Blog! What's it all about this cloning thing?? :-) Have a fab weekend!

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  18. your layouts are always so beautiful!! I love getting your new posts in my inbox!! Love all the blue today! I hope you have a marvelous weekend!!

    xoxo,
    brighton from http://www.brightontheday.com

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  19. absolutely love this DIY idea. so refreshing and perfect for a fun contemporary space! I may just do that in my next home!

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    1. Right? As soon as I have a staircase I would love to do this!

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  20. This is such a brilliant idea to add color to your home!

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  21. I really considered doing this Will. But as I actually live only 7 minutes from the Sea it just seemed a bit corny to do. I love it and I want to do it in a B&B soon - if I'd just get one in Brighton to decorate - any takers?

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  22. I sooo want to do this! So fabulous!! x

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