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Is It A Stack of Books? -NO! It’s A Staircase

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.13620139_10153510438327100_4863390341502123973_n 13626507_10153510437912100_5476431942565694096_n 13599793_10153510438247100_6111838177606377111_n 13626636_10153510438092100_8287461095767556737_n landscape-1469470910-staircase-transformation-projects-books (1)

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.13620139_10153510438327100_4863390341502123973_n13626636_10153510438092100_8287461095767556737_n

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.13599793_10153510438247100_6111838177606377111_n

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!BeFunky Collage13626636_10153510438092100_8287461095767556737_n

Bookshelf Ideas

From brilliant bookshelves built into stairs to floor-to-ceiling libraries, these bookshelf ideas for living rooms, the study and beyond are just as inspiring as the tomes that fill them. Fancy creating a clever book nook of your own? 

As a person who reads a lot, I recommend that ,if you read a lot too, to design your own bookshelf, to make it as big as you want.Maybe you want to recycle an old piece of furniture like an old storage for an vintage look.

For an industrial look you can use a lot of wood to make your bookshelf. Ralph-Lauren-Home-West-Village-Collection-house-05oct15-pr_b_426x639_1 Richard-Davies-1-House-10sep15-pr_b_639x426_1 cottage-13-house-20mar15_pr_b_426x639 Real-homes-6-Easy-Living-19Dec13-Paul-Massey_bt_426x639_1 2664920-house-17aug15_SimonBrown_b_639x426 2652047-house-11may15_SimonUpton_b_426x639 Ham-Yard-11-Tatler-15Jul14_b_639x426 Sharyn-Cairns2-house-3oct14_pr_b_639x426 Sarah-Hogan-2-house-23may14_pr_b_426x639 2338991-lincoln-selgan-house-27mar15_SimonBrown_b_426x639