Sooooo....I did some searching online and Pinterest had some great inspiration (not on Pinterest yet? Send me a note and I'll send you an invite!).
I decided to use a combination of a couple of these - two colors of stripes and stenciled numbers. But the key to getting the stripes right is for them to be perfectly aligned. The eye wants to look for variation, so these stripes had to be straight and a uniform width, all the way up. How do we do that? Well, you could use levels and lines. But, this is a great application for our new Bosch laser level (GLL2-40). Of course it's designed for much more technical applications, but it really came in handy. We set it up on our camera tripod and instantly had vertical lines to do our taping.
|See the red laser lines that Robin is using?|
The advantage to this design is you only have to tape once and then paint your multi colored stripes.My friend Robin Amorello (an incredibly talented Kitchen designer) offered to come give me a hand. It was great having two of us as we set everything up on the stairwell.
|Two coats of paint|