My Parent's home needed some major transformation before it was listed for sale.
Here is the Starcase right after we removed the 15 year old carpet.
We were lucky there were solid pine steps under that carpet.
The sides, spindles, posts and rail were hand sanded to remove the original finish. Than, we started a looooong process of painting, and sanding, and painting... to get this beauty:
And here it is in it's all glory:
Here is one more, a close up of the rail; I love this stain colour!