Faux Wood Grain Stair Treads

We enjoy highlighting bloggers who whip up clever solutions to decorating problems. Sarah from Compulsive Craftiness improvised several fixes for her bare stairs before discovering that she could create faux wood grain stair treads. The result is an excellent imitation!

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This treatment utilizes a combination of glaze, paints, and a wood graining craft tool and the likeness to real wood grain is uncanny. Sarah’s resourcefulness with this repurposing project saved money and time that would have been devoted to demo and construction. She ‘ll have readers peeking under carpeted staircases everywhere, wondering if faux wood grain stair treads might just be their next DIY project.

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