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Offline Alaa Studio

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DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« on: August 19, 2011, 12:31:40 PM »
I just finished this mini makeover project and love to share!
How to:
- I painted stair risers with satin black paint.
- I cut carpet into small strips to fit on stair treads. Carpet color is charcoal gray.
- I attached carpet strips to stairs treads. I used spray adhesive (quick & easy, though it can get a bit messy).
- I designed, cut and installed the vinyl lettering.
I hope it will give you some kind of inspiration!
SVG file is attached if you like to try it yourself. :)
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Re: DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 01:06:55 PM »
Looks great.  Thanks for the detail description too.
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Re: DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 05:01:58 PM »
Looking good. I see each word is nicely centred and I love your colour combination.

Was the vinyl difficult to put in place?
What brand of vinyl did you use?
I am just curious as I want to do some vinyl wall art but I am not too confident I can place it neatly on the wall.

I am still painting the interior of my house and everything is black and white. I love how any colour added such as your picture frames and light fitting really stand out against the white.
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Re: DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 06:06:03 PM »
Quote from: "Aussie Carolyn"
Looking good. I see each word is nicely centred and I love your colour combination.

Was the vinyl difficult to put in place?
After weeding the vinyl I transferred each word into Quickutz Silhouette Transfer Paper roll, I cut each word separetly then I installed them to the stair risers.  
What brand of vinyl did you use?
For my first vinyl project I used Original Silhouette Premium vinyl in black, I also bought hot pink roll. They come ready cut to size to fit silhouette machine. For this project I used unbranded white matt Vinyl Sheet, it comes as 100cm X 70cm. I get it from ebay. I cut it into 3 strips to fit in my 8 inch Silhouette machine. I prefer the matt finish, glossy finish looks cheap!  

I am just curious as I want to do some vinyl wall art but I am not too confident I can place it neatly on the wall.
You need to use transfer tape sheet, it is like masking tape but comes in larger size. You can use wide masking tape if your design small enough to fit within the tape width. I used my T square ruler to place each word in the center of the stairs. You can see through the transfer tape so that helps to place the design in the right position
I am still painting the interior of my house and everything is black and white. I love how any colour added such as your picture frames and light fitting really stand out against the white.
Yes, I'm into black and white theme with some colorful touches, it looks elegant and lively!
Here is a link to a simple video tutorial, hope you find it helpful.
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Re: DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 05:09:34 AM »
This looks really neat!  Thanks for sharing.  I've not done anything with vinyl yet but, looks like I could be, very soon!!   :)

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Re: DIY :: Wooden stairs makeover + Free Stairs lettering
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 04:57:06 PM »
Thank you for the answers. I would definitely use matt vinyl for inside the house and I have had matt black for a while but have not been brave enough to cut it out.

My past vinyl experiences were disastrous. I have helped place vinyl on a few cars and it was hard to get long lengths straight even with clear transfer tape. I will watch the video before I attempt my walls. Well, I will if I ever decide what words I actually want to use.
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