Monday

Moroccan Stenciled Steps


I love painting furniture! But as you know, my day job is painting inside homes. On our other business blog http://2womenandapaintbrush.blogspot.com/ I usually blog about those projects but this one was so much fun I had to share it here as well.


The customer wanted to do something fun with her steps. She had seen an interesting treatment on another blog and wanted to know if we could duplicate it? Hahahaha! I laughed loudly (and flung my hair wildly over my shoulder) "Of course I can!"



She ordered these Moroccan stencils online and we got started painting the steps in 2 sets of blue and 2 stets of white etc.....





We knew we had to cut the stencils down in order to cut down on "fussing" time. Once we did that the process went very quickly.



2 of the stencils had very thin lines and when you stencil with paint it's very easy for the paint to bleed under the stencil, so when we were finished we had to go back and touch up with a tiny paintbrush just to freshen things up.


The end result was Fabulous! We were as excited as she was! Even though I couldn't stand straight for hours (sitting on a small step, twisted around, does a number on your spine), it was so worth it!






29 comments:

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

There you go again...blowing my mind!
This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

" me " said...

waw!!!!!!!!!!

Courtney said...

Very interesting!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Saw this over at Remodelaholic!! I really like the different stencils you used - so striking!

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful! You have way more patience that I do, that's for sure!

Thanks for linking up at Favorite Things Friday.

Pamma said...

I love this! Fantastic!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

This is so beautiful! I wish I had stairs to do this on.hmmmm I do have stairs on my back porch.
Fabulous job. Thanks for the great post.
-Over from Funky Junk Interiors.

Sommer said...

Mary... You've outdone yourself! This is INCREDIBLE! Please come do mine lol. I love the varying patterns, how creative. Such talent. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

Marriah said...

WOW those came out so good! I love it.
www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

Hi I'm Misty. said...

This is so amazingly wonderful! thank you for sharing. I LOVE cool steps, and this is one of the coolest. Definitely worth the cramped spine!

Deborah March said...

GASP!!! Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!

Carol said...

I saw these at Funky Junk and had to sop by to say how amazing I think they are. So classic, yet unexpected!

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

tree-shades said...

now i am torn about whether to do my stairs like these or funkyjunkinterior style. Love love love them!

Anne said...

That looks AMAZING -- i love it! Never seen anything like that before. Glad it caught my eye over at Masterpiece Monday.

Mrs. Adventure said...

What a fantastic idea - you did an awesome job!

Susan Woods said...

That is beautiful! My stairs need a fresh coat, hmmm. Incredible work!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Wow, that is pretty cool and unique idea!

radn said...

looks like expensive tile!

At The Picket Fence said...

A-MAZING! The stairs are beyond beautiful! You should be so proud of the job you did. I am sure the client is beyond happy! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!

Heather

Spunky Junky said...

these steps are amazing! I am featuring them on spunky junky tomorrow stop by and grab a button. BTW where did you buy your stencils?

xoxo
Halsey

restlessrisa said...

This is so amazing! I am your newest follower.

<3

Risa

Becolorful said...

You blow my mind. Luvs it.
Thanks for linking them up to BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
Pam

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

fabulous stairs.

do come link them up at finecraftguild's CRAFT or DIY TUTORIAL linky party!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

So cool! This gives me great inspiration for our basement stairs, thanks!

Orange it Lovely said...

oh this is exactly what I am looking to do to my stairs!! Love it.
Do you mind if I show this on my blog?
thanks!

Dianne Grover said...

This is so cool! I so love the contrast between the blue and white with that of the natural color of the stairs. You really did a wonderful job, this will inspire especially those who are planning improvement for their residence and home builders Missouri as well. I hope I will have that same artistic work in my home. Thank you for this.

 Genevieve said...

Love this! I included a photo and link in a post I did on stencils. Thanks for the inspiration!

Genevieve http://turnedtodesign.blogspot.com/

Esinti said...

very nice thanks

marthaleonedesign.com said...

Wow. Great work! Thanks for finding me through MMS.