Friday, July 8, 2011

Staircase Ideas

I just came across a fabulous blog post entitled "Stairway to Heaven". As an artist, I certainly do find this staircase heavenly. Can't you just visualize it inside a summer home on the beach?

This reminded me to go through my pictures and pull out a staircase I did for a client. I actually did it in two phases. Here is a BEFORE picture.

In the first phase, I applied a shimmery metallic plaster called Lusterstone on the white risers. Once dry, I stenciled a design on top. The stencil I used was Fabric Damask by Melanie Royal of Royal Design Studio, one of the leading pioneers in our industry. I first used the stencil in the living room to the left of the staircase, inside four raised panels in the room. As much as it broke my heart, I chose to cut the stencil to the height of the risers to make the job SO much easier. Sometimes the time saved is just worth the cost of destroying a stencil.

One day, I promise I will figure out how to combine pictures from different sources into one post. But for now, I'll have to end this one and go find my AFTER pictures!
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