However we improved the stairs which are leading to the basement. We covered each step with stained hard pine. I love the result but unfortunately the colour contrast between the stairs and the landing is eyesore.
I made some research on pinterest and got smitten with stenciled floors.
Here are some gorgeous inspiration images:
The process is easy as long as you go for a simple pattern (I first tried a more intricate design and had to give up at the cutting stage!).
Here is how I proceed:
1- put a laminating pouch through the laminating machine
2- relaminate the laminated pouch, so that you get a thicker stencil
3- print a pattern and draw it on the stencil
5- I used floor painting and a small foam roll. I had to wipe the first two painted octagons as I was too generous with the paint, so make sure not to overload your roll!