old crate stairway design

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Desiring something more unique than carpeted stairs, an old crate stairway was created out of craft paint, some stencils and a little creativity. The paint went directly on the original wood, creating a very believable effect that the stairs were really derived from chunks of old crates. The reaction from visitors is always most entertaining. :)
“ths stairs” — mjgronda
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Simple rustic steel rods were used for the handrail. They were simply cut down to size with a chop saw, left in their natural part rusty state. They proved to be the perfect compliment to the entire look.
“love the stairs” — kraftykylie
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For the longest time, the cats wound their way 'around' the logos when using the stairs. They thought something was in their way. :)
“Basement stairs” — HuntergyeLLC
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Stencils were made out of my signmaking decal equipment to recreate the look of old crates.
“stair rails painted” — ldpa
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Unique embellishments were added here and there to enhance the eclectic salvaged feel.
“Stairs made from shipping boxes” — pantanoa
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Some stencils were created to utilize two steps instead of just one. The Pepsi creation was done in two steps to achieve the two-toned look.
“Painted graphics on stairs” — boyd_bryant
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Part of the magic in achieving this 'authentic' look was to stencil direct on the original wood that had about 2 years of exposed normal wear and tear living. Paint splatters, etc created the perfect non-new backdrop for the new look.
“fun” — garcia construction
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Many think I've spent a small fortune on building my stairs out of authentic crates, when the reality really is, they were free. :)
“stenciled stairs” — marnigable
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Collections were used in creative ways to chime in with the look!
“Rulers... HA” — Lauren Amster
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