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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We chose to use the same black as the other walls. It is called Tricorn Black, and we purchased it from Lowes.
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.
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.
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.
To some, it’s just a bunch of concert posters. To us, it’s our own personal art gallery!
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