... made of what else... rolled magazine papers! Didn't I say I am really starting to develop some twitch because of this addiction? Well yes, I couldn't stop rolling. I'm on a roll, y'all! (pun and rhyme intended).
So I we a stair and it has open risers. Stair risers are the backing on each step of the stairs. It's been a while since I've been wanting to install backings on our stair risers but guess what I really don't want to spend a fortune hiring some professional carpenters to do the work because here in Spain, it can get ridiculously expensive. One reason I want our stairs to have backings is that we kind of use the space under it as a storage and it seeing the mess through the open risers can really become an eyesore.
Plus, I've read that this is against Feng Shui. Not that I am a big follower but I think it doesn't hurt to consider Feng Shui's teachings when it comes to home arrangement so long as the suggestions are practical. Feng Shui said that stairs with open risers on stairs lose flow and energy. Stairs play an important role for the enery in a home to move from one floor to the other... so if a stair has open risers, chances are the rooms upstairs will lose flow and energy.
Learning this gave me more urgency to do something about our stairs but still didn't give me the stomach to spend significant ka-chings for the home improvement.
So what did I came up with? You guessed right. The rolled magazine papers! It is still a work in progress but I am already liking the result. It's gonna be a long project so I didn't want to wait until it's done before I post something about it. Twitch, remember? Addiction? Excited? All that!
Ok, so here's a picture of how it's moving along.
First try. I made the two squared rolled magazine papers and just let them sit in-between the steps so it can take better form.
The first step is done!
On to the second...
So that's where I'm currently at. On the second riser! How many steps does our stairs has? I don't want to think about it... I might lose the will to go on LOL.
Seriously though, I think this will have an awesome output. Not to mention that it'll cost me practically almost nothing. The only materials that really has a cost on doin this are the glue and the paint. The paint was bought for 5 euros (on sale!) way back January I think. It was bought thinking it will have some use one day... now is the time ;-)
A blog-friend asked me the possibility (hello Sey!) of using rolled magazine papers for a book shelf... now that's a bigger and more challenging project! But I don't think it'll be impossible. I just need to have an idea on how the pieces can be put together and make sure they'll not fall off :-D