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    Super Member JNCT14's Avatar
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    But you guys will like this. I wanted tile on my stair risers but when I priced them, the cost was about $1000!!! So I took scrap plywood, cut to size to make 10 panels and used a table saw to score the grout lines. I put 2 coats of primer on (sanding in between), found a Mexican tile design I liked and made a template. Drew the template on each block. Used paint I had left over from painting rooms and painted in the design. The black lines were done with a Sharpie marker. I then put 4 coats of clear MinWax on each panel. My only mistake was not to use a fixative so the paint migrated a bit. I then put them on the risers with a nail gun. I think they came out pretty well and didn't cost a thing except time!

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    :shock: wonderful job!

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    My husband has been doing that type of work for a living for many years. and he says......WOW!!

    What a beautiful job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14
    But you guys will like this. I wanted tile on my stair risers but when I priced them, the cost was about $1000!!! So I took scrap plywood, cut to size to make 10 panels and used a table saw to score the grout lines. I put 2 coats of primer on (sanding in between), found a Mexican tile design I liked and made a template. Drew the template on each block. Used paint I had left over from painting rooms and painted in the design. The black lines were done with a Sharpie marker. I then put 4 coats of clear MinWax on each panel. My only mistake was not to use a fixative so the paint migrated a bit. I then put them on the risers with a nail gun. I think they came out pretty well and didn't cost a thing except time!
    holy cow how creative!! very nice

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    That is great

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    Beautiful job!!

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    labor of love; great job.

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    Wonderful job, love it, love it, love it.

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    I love it.... I have been thinking of doing something like that to my house.

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    That is awesome!!!

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