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Wallpapered Stairs

Source: Martha Stewart


Wallpapering stair risers is an affordable way to introduce a pattern you love to a space.

Resources: Bardini wallpaper, by Nina Campbell, $160 per roll,


  • Wallpaper

  • Clear water-based varnish


  1. Cut the wallpaper -- a typical stairwell will need only one roll -- to cover the front of each riser, and then apply according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Protect the paper from scuffs and scratches with two or three thin coats of a clear water-based varnish, painting it on with a foam or soft-bristle brush.

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