It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs. We’ve seen pastel staircases and steps adorned with bright fabric, but nothing as playful as this idea.

Pippa Branham, a mom and bibliophile from Woolpit, England, hand-painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books, she shared on Facebook. The brilliant work of art was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest.

Lucky for us, Branham has shared step-by-step images of how she transformed the drab wooden stairs into colorful “books” using a set of brushes, tape, and paint, over the course of six weeks.

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