weekend diy: ombre stairs

Earlier this month, I moved into my new apartment and am finally not living out of boxes anymore. I’ve promised myself that this will be my Big Girl apartment. This will be the apartment where I buy furniture that isn’t made of particle wood, where I finally put paint on the walls, and put some effort into my nest.

That isn’t to say that it will be boring. I want my Big Girl apartment to be fun and colorful. Case in point: I recently came across a set of pink ombre stairs from Design Sponge on Pinterest and fell in love. A roll of masking tape, six Benjamin Moore paint samples, and a little elbow grease later and I had my very own set of cool, ombre stairs. The whole DIY took a few hours and less than $25!

The next step is touching up the top and sides of the stairs. I’m planning on changing that anemic, yellowish color into a soft dove gray.

To recreate Katie’s blue ombre stairs, use the Benjamin Moore colors (from top to bottom):

  • Light Blue
  • Blue Bayou
  • Costa Rica Blue
  • Utah Sky
  • Santa Monica Blue
  • Blueberry
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Cityminx

cute! if you’re feeling a bit more creative, get a quart each of white and the darkest color you want. Adding amounts of the color to the white (definitely not the other way around) you can get grades of the color you like from lightest to darkest

Katie D

Thanks, Cityminx! That’s a great idea!

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