Old crate stairs

January 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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The stairs turned out pretty wild!
The authentic images were created out of vinyl signmaking decals used as one time stencils instead. I created the decals myself with my pro signmaking equipment.
I fool many visitors thinking the crate stairs are made out of the real thing. :)
Both steps and risers recieved some eclectic attention.
And most anything was game when it came to unusual risers!
Vintage yard sticks and some filler paint sticks were mixed together here to create a wallpaper effect.
Funny story... my cats use to walk around the images when using the stairs as they thought something was in their way! After a year, theyre finally cool with the look. :)
I keep playing around with the look by adding some crazy to the walls. And then I take it down. Then I add something different. Most anything seems to work. Perhaps Ill call these walls my storage area for my extra junk...
The stairs turned out pretty wild!

The stairs turned out pretty wild!

When the good 'ol carpet plan didn't materialize for these stairs, creativity was in order to come up with something cool. Loving the look of old authentic crates, the stairs were designed to appear to have been made out of old crate wood. And they fool alot of people walking in! Stencils, latex paint and wood stain were all that was needed to create this look on the original wood.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, funky, industrial, paint, stairs, old crates, stairway, coke, pepsi

Comments (19)

stinky4kids writes: Posts like this are the reason I love this site. Kudos to you. Clever idea that was well executed. Where did you get the stencils? Posted: 7:45 pm on February 1st
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Just Love this ...
Sharing on FB! Posted: 7:01 am on January 9th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Amazingly enough, after a year, they stairs look identical to the day I created them. The 'acrylic craft paint' really held up!

Posted: 12:39 am on January 6th
junkermidge writes: Those stairs are just way too cool! They really do look like they were constructed from old crates. Awesome job!
Midge Posted: 7:27 pm on January 5th
byabpryor writes: That is absolutely amazing. LOVE!

Ang Posted: 5:35 pm on January 4th
DesignTurnpike writes: Totally love! Posted: 9:44 am on January 4th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: DONNA,
What a awesome sight. What you did with them stairs is stunning.I wouldn't even walk on it because its beautiful.You have a great imagination.HAVE A GREAT DAY.ROBERT. Posted: 8:30 am on January 4th
shabbychick writes: Donna - what a wonderful (authentic) vintage look and so clever! And, I love the idea of the "wall storage"! :)

Kathy Posted: 7:17 am on January 4th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: I think this is the most amazing staircase I have ever seen! Love it! Posted: 8:22 pm on January 3rd
RustyDiva writes: Very creative!!! Looks authentic - great job. Love love love! Posted: 10:57 am on June 28th
JunkArchitect writes: This is my favorite staircase...EVER!

Posted: 8:50 pm on June 27th
SMILES, ALICE Posted: 5:12 am on June 27th
MakinItHappen writes: They sure look real to me! What impressive work. Posted: 2:33 am on June 27th
smiller0529 writes: You could always use old snow skis or water skis as well. Great idea! Posted: 9:47 pm on June 26th
BillyJo writes: Way Way better than carpet. Glad you came to your senses! LOL BillyJo Posted: 7:12 pm on June 26th
bluejean writes: These look like the "real" thing! I love the mix of colors, graphics, and styles. Well done! Posted: 10:44 am on June 26th
oldnews writes: I SERIOUSLY LOVE these!! Awesome!! Marie Posted: 10:13 am on June 26th
shamrockerin writes: They definitely fooled me! I thought for sure you had taken apart actual shipping crates until I read the text in your post. It looks great and it makes me envious. ;) Posted: 9:07 am on June 26th
chippingcharm writes: Seriously creative, love this idea! Laurel Posted: 7:53 am on June 26th
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