The lighting is poor, the risers and side pieces are all scuffed up, the paint on the treads is chipped (some kind of texture paint), the hand rails are mismatched - chances are the previous owner made the one on the right.
On this trip we had the electrician put in a track light with 5 LED lights that we can point any which way. It makes a big difference.
I don't think I will be able to paint the high walls and ceiling. Hubby thinks he can, but I still am going to get a bid for what it would cost for a professional to paint the walls and ceiling.
Still, thoughts of bead board on the lower half of the wall are going thru my mind, new railing and I also thought of tiling the stairs with the same tile as the upper steps.
Then the commercial from Lowes came to mind. Don't know if you've seen it, but they have the risers painted in different colors.
Something like this. I really like it and I have four different colors of paint in the basement. Sound like a possibility to me!
Naturally this hit to me on my last painting day....as I was cleaning the brush I was using in the light room....which was the last room I painted.
I hurried down and counted out the risers and painted two. Of course it's gray and you can't really see the color, but those two risers looked good. Can't wait to finish it up next time!
Aloha a Hui Hou!