It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest.
For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways.
Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier.
If you are a bibliophile and you want to have an original staircase with a little money you must try this. You can paint the titles of your favorite books. More than that, if you have children this idea can help them to develop their passion for reading because they will see books all around them!