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Doodle wall stair raisers with dry erase paint

Doodle wall stair raisers with dry erase paint

One of the first things I did when we moved into this house was ripping the dirty carpet of the stairs. I know lots of you like a carpeted stairs for noice reduction etc. but I just love the look of a bare wooden stairs. After prying all the old nails and carpet tape of the steps I painted the stairs with white chalky finish floor paint by RustOleum. I love the laid back look the paint gives the wood, it’s lovely and matt and still show a bit of the wood through. We repainted the steps after a few years but I think it’s holding real well, you get a more perfect look if you use a gloss paint but that is not my style, I love our rustic Skandi look stairs.

After painting a project in Kiki’s room I had some Doodle Wall paint left over so I thought why not paint the stair risers with it!

The stairs before

The stairs before

Doodle Wall by Rust-Oleum

Doodle Wall by Rust-Oleum

Kermit the paint inspector

Kermit the paint inspector

Doodle Wall paint by Rust-Oleum is a paint that makes any surface into a dry eraser board. You can draw on the surface with white board pens and simple wipe it off if you are fed up with your design. I just the clear version of the paint but they do a white paint too.

(The paint was gifted to me by the lovely people of MakeitYour.co.uk with no pressure to post about it)

Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com

The doodle possibilities are endless! What to draw first? I opted for numbers as Kiki loves counting, well counting… she makes noises while I count ;-) Now every time the goes up the stairs she points at the number and I say it, in Dutch or English as she’s learning both.

Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com

Next to the number I doodled animals and objects to make her count so 8 cats next to the number 8, 7 beach balls next to the number 7, 6 bees etc.

Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com

I’m curious when she starts counting the objects as at the moment she just point at the number and says ‘ai’ I think these stairs are a perfect way of learning while you play!

Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com

And the best bit about this dry eraser paint? When we are fed up with numbers I can simply wipe it off and draw something new! What to go for next? Words? Animals? Geometric shapes?

It’s super easy to paint the Doodle Wall paint on, but as it’s clear you can’t really see where you have painted just keep an eye on where it looks wet. The paint is touch dry after a few hours but you have to wait a full week for it to completely cure before you can start drawing.

I’m loving these counting stairs! What do you think?

Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
Doodle stairs by www.hestershandmadehome.com
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