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Cool Idea: A Damask Makeover

Melissa from Sugar City Journal recently made a small change to her staircase that carries a huge visual impact. She scanned a damask fabric into the computer, then digitally enhanced it in PhotoShop. After printing the pattern on paper, she glued the sheets together, laminated them, and then used Modgepodge to glue them to her stairs.

To see a surprise in the pattern,


Melissa says, "If you look closely when walking up these stairs, you might see a few familiar faces hidden amidst the damask. A simple way to bring a smile, as I walk up and down these stairs, one hundred times a day."

Great work! I love the surprising pattern on the staircase; I'm almost wishing I had one to walk up every day, just so I could enhance it as Melissa did.


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lazybones101 lazybones101 9 years
What great creativity. I love it!
maisiegirl maisiegirl 9 years
BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love this idea. Bizzybee passed on this design by Peacock Pavilions and Modello Designs featuring a Moroccan design on the staircase risers. To view them you can go to: They are gorgeous. I have thought a lot about having this done in my home in Denver, but am also considering such designs for my Santa Fe home which I plan to decorate with Moroccan influences. Great post!
outofhere outofhere 9 years
This is absolutely C O O L ! What a great idea, I love it!
leed220 leed220 9 years
love it -- i think it's creative and polished. fab!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
What a great idea!
Hanna1117 Hanna1117 9 years
I think it's totally cute! I'm trying to figure out what to do to my wooden stairs, this is a great idea. Now what to do to the top of the stair....
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
its looks ok. but if a mom was chasing her kids down the stairs in the morning she'd trip and die...
tiffanysophia tiffanysophia 9 years
This looks amazing!
tngirly tngirly 9 years
super cute idea! I might have to try that!!!
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