Alright, y’all; after completing our staircase wall transformation, we’ve decided to do a blog post about it. Yes, we love it that much, and want to have it as a reference point if y’all need ideas.

Since moving into our home five months ago, we’ve had a lot of projects on our wish list. As a homeowner, there is always something to take care of. The stairwell wall, being one, had gotten pushed off till now.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

Original Staircase

Prior to our indoor projects all of the wall in the house were the same neutral color. While I don’t know the exact color, I would consider it to be similar to the popular agreeable gray paint color.

Here is a look at the stairwell wall before we started on this project. It’s a pretty staircase wall, but we wanted to spruce it up.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

There are many ways you can design your staircase wall. For example, you can create a family photo gallery, paint a mural, or hang a large mirror.

A mirror would give the illusion of a bigger space. While our house is small, and can use the illusion of larger space, we had something specific in mind.

After having a free weekend to tackle the project, we decided it was time to spruce things up!

More importantly, we wanted a place to display our Dave Matthews Band (DMB) concert posters.

The Dave Matthews Posters

Now that we had the time to transform the wall, it was time to bring up our collection of Dave Matthews Posters.

We’ve been collecting these beautiful posters from the concerts we’ve been to over the past decade.

Each concert poster has a special meaning to us. Not only are they memories from the concerts, they are beautiful art work.

dave matthews concert

Here’s a brief history of the posters taken from dontburnthepig.org:

In 2003, Steve Keene created a series of art which was used for various venues through the Dave & Tim and Summer tour. Over the years, Methane Studios became the primary artist for all DMB tour posters.

In 2009, was the first year to truly have a unique poster for each show, even two-night stands.

Methane continues to provide amazing artwork for the tour posters. These posters have become one of the hottest commodities at DMB shows.

dave matthews band concert

Now that you know a little history behind the concert posters, let’s take a look at how we used them in our staircase wall transformation.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

Black Staircase Wall

If you follow along with our house projects on Instragram stories, you know we love black.

After painting our fireplace black, our dining room black, and remodeling our farmhouse table with black legs, we knew we wanted to carry that same vibe over to the staircase.

To paint the staircase wall, Travis had to purchase a Little Giant extension ladder. This allowed him to position the base of the ladder at different stair heights. It also extends high enough for him to reach the top of the wall.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

We chose to use the same black as the other walls. It is called Tricorn Black, and we purchased it from Lowes.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

The Staircase Wall Transformation

After applying two coats of paint, it was time for the final step in our staircase wall design.

Travis is very particular about measurements and equal spacing when hanging pictures around the house. This project was no different.

He used his laser level to assure the rows were lined up, and used his expert skills of reading a tape measure with precision to space them apart.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

The first poster to be hung was from the concert we got married at. Yes, it’s true; we got married at a Dave Matthews concert!

He hung the middle row, first, to avoid moving the ladder so much.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

After hanging the middle row, he then moved on to hang the left and right rows.

Here is a look at our finished staircase wall transformation.

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band
stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

To some, it’s just a bunch of concert posters. To us, it’s our own personal art gallery!

stairwell wall transformation.  Black accent wall with concert posters from dave matthews band

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