So many people have asked me to share how I stencilled my stairs...so here it is...keep in mind I am rather new to how to posts...but here are the basics...it's a pretty simple project, I promise.
Cement tiles have been around for ages...they can be simple or colorful...but they tend to be very costly and thick and tricky to install... I wanted to add a fun bold design to my side stairs, they were lacking any interest and I had thought tile would be beautiful here...but the thickness of the tiles would not work...so stencilling was the obvious choice...it requires very little skill and cost are minimal...and it requires no real commitment.
When I posted this photo recently on instagram it immediately blew up...I have never seen so many positive comments and likes, re-posts and tags...it blew me away, so it is clear I am not the only one loving this look...is it cutting edge...no...does it have to be...no...is it fun and dynamic...heck yes.
The best place I found for the stencil was through etsy...I was able to order the size I needed to for my steps...I wanted it to be bold but not busy so I carried to pattern between two steps...
the stencil is a quarter of the design, you can get a whole design if you have a larger tile look.
I used black craft paint and I used a very little on a low pile small roller
Above this is the tile I will be installing in our laundry room...it is only .99 cents per tile...that is pretty amazing
.99 cents a tile.at Lowes.....I can see why I am seeing this look so much more, when it becomes more accessible
it's a good thing...beautiful things shouldn't only be available for only those with a large budget.
I suppose it would be safer to stick with something more timeless to avoid it being trendy but then things can become too safe...bland and homogenized and who wants that...there is enough of that.
Do what you love to create the home you love...