A Staircase of Books

Pippa Branham and her family moved into a new home with a staircase. She and her husband wanted to make the slick wooden stairs safer for their children. Instead of carpeting, they opted for new paint mixed with a little sand. And the risers were Pippa’s project: she painted them with the spines of her favorite books!

“The particular spines were chosen based on the spines which matched the book I had read at the time I read them, rather than just the book covers which are available now,” she explained. “I had read some of them through library services or borrowing from family and friends so I had to track them down to get images of the spines sent to me.”

“The hardest part was without a doubt the sideways lettering,” Branham said, noting that it was also her favorite part because it was so satisfying to finish.   

See more pictures of the project at Buzzfeed.

(Image credit: Philippa Branham)

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