I Did It – Numbered Stairs

Have you seen them?

Small Studio
EllaBoo & Co.
Dixie Delights
Holly Mathis Interiors

I wasn’t sure at first if I loved the look of numbered stairs, or if I hated them.  After a while I decided I liked them, so I decided it was time to give our stairs a little facelift.

I began by cleaning the stairs thoroughly and then gave the risers a fresh coat of paint.  Using pretty numbers from Jones Design Company, I printed them on card stock, cut them out (carefully), measured the midway point on each riser, traced them on to each stair in pencil first

outlined each number with a fine Sharpie paint pen

and then filled in the numbers with the broad stroke paint pen.

*Note: If you’ve never used these paint pens, try them!  They’re great for projects like these when you NEED precision.  I could have used paint and a small brush, but it would have taken twice as long to paint these numbers and have them look decent in the end.

Now I’ve decided I love them:

What do you think?  Love or hate?

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  1. Love them, you did a fantastic job!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE, wonderful job and they look GREAT! :)

  3. Love this! Have you seen Sarah Richardson’s numbered stairs? They are up among my favorites!
    Paula ~ Mise en scène

  4. Laura…the stairs look fabulous with the numbers! You did a great job and it doesn’t look easy! Love it! :)


  5. Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to do the same thing in my house!


  6. oh, I love them (& Jones Design Co.)!great job.

  7. I LOVE yours…you did a great job. I would be too chicken to try!


  8. Your stairs look great and thanks for the paint pen tip.

  9. I’m going with love … but I love numbers and numbers on steps and actually used boat stickers on my front porch steps to number them!

    Love the sharpie paint pen tip and idea. Seriously, taping up a stencil and trying to dab paint on it without making “mistakes” (I’m a stencil spaz) would have been a disaster!



  10. Definitely love!!! These are awesome! Have always wanted to try this, but first we have to get rid of the nasty carpet on our stairs:( Thanks for the tip about the paint pen too:)

  11. Gorgeous – love it!
    I wish I had stairs…
    I would love if you stopped by to link this up to my party happening now –
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. Fabulous! Wish I had some stairs?

  13. These look fantastic. May have to try this one :)

  14. They are so pretty! I’m loving anything numbered right now. Wish I had stairs!

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