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How to create your own wallpapered stairs

Habitat bright ideas with Fleur Thorpe – DIY projects

Use wallpaper samples to create a dramatic style to suit your home's decor. Use it as an accent detail on your stairs.

Use contrasting patterned wallpaper on your stairway
Wall colour – Resene Eighth Tea

You will need

Top tips:

Step 1 - Measure Step one

Step 2 - Cut widths Step two

Step 3 - Glue wallpaper Step three


Step 1:  Measure the width and height of your stair risers with a tape measure. Decide the order you want your wallpapers to run up the stairs.

Step 2:  Using a pencil and ruler, mark the measurements out on the back of the Resene wallpaper and use scissors to cut the wallpaper out.

Step 3:  Using PVA glue, run a bead of glue around the edge of the wallpaper and smear this out with your finger.

Step 4:  Glue the Resene wallpaper into place on each of the stair risers.

Top tip: If you can’t find wallpaper designs to suit, use Resene testpots to paint onto Resene Anaglypta wallpaper, allow to dry, then cut and glue onto each of the stair risers.

Step 4 - Glue onto stairs Step four

Step 4 - Glue onto stairs Step four contd.

Styling and images by Fleur Thorpe, 2020.

Habitat bright ideas
Need to add colour, pattern or a little creativity to your place? Check out these easy step by step DIY project ideas created in collaboration with Fleur Thorpe. We hope you enjoy making and painting these bright ideas and bringing colour to your home inside or out.

Fleur's projects | Habitat bright ideas


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