Here is what we were up to:
Removal of the 15 year old carpet, and refinishing of the staircase. Under the carpet, we were lucky to find solid pine steps. BONUS!
Here is more before pictures:
The plan from the start was to pain the risers and the spindles and stain the steps and the posts to match the brand new pre-finished hardwood flooring in the family room.
Here is what we got ofter several looooong days of hard work...
And this is the staircase in all it's beauty. It truly is beautiful.