Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Staircase Kickplate Art!

Whether you've a century old or a newly
constructed home, consider this fun, easy
way to personalize your space!

The renovations at Beekeeper's Cottage are
rolling on! Both of our staircases have
kick plates that are adorned with vintage
sheet music and art papers.
This project was completed two years-ago.
We're thrilled to say they've worn very well,
needing only minor repairs, despite heavy
foot traffic.

Here's a step by step "how to" create and maintain gorgeous kickplates!

Step 1: Use a mild solution to throughly clean kickplate surface.

Step 2: Prepare your papers by trimming to desired size. And the best part, CREATE your COLLAGES!! We did one step at a time starting with the bottom kickplate. Our papers for the back staircase are scrapbook papers from Michaels and one of our favorite paper designers, Tim Holtz. The front staircase is vintage sheet music.

Step 3: With a paint brush, generously butter one or two pieces at a time with wallpaper paste. Press pieces into place with a plastic trowel or our favorite, an old credit card! Press hard! Then quickly move the plastic tool back and forth to insure adhesion.

Step 4: Keep going! :-) When you've done all your kickplates, allow to dry 24 hours.

Step 5: Brush on a clear matte sealer. Repeat with one more coat.

Step 6: Take a picture to be featured on our Instagram!

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