This is perhaps the most daunting project on my list (and the one I think I'm tackling first)...
The picture hides how awful this stairway is- believe me. It's a mess of cracking plaster, painted/peeling wallpaper from the 30's, and insanely worn stairs covered in tape/goo/and metal nail heads. A hatch door at the top opens to the attic, and this joyful little space is separated from the nursery by a single bi-fold door.
While it's by no means an immediate concern, I know that eventually a child will want to play in this stairwell- line up their toys & stuffed animals, play house. I know that because there was a door to the attic in my room as a little girl. Unbeknownst to my parents, I went in the attic all. the. time. There wasn't even anything cool in there; I just went because I could. I'm betting my own kiddos will do the same, hence my desire to tidy the space up. Here's what I've got to look forward to...
- Strip wallpaper
- Sand & smooth patched walls
- Prime plaster
- Paint or wallpaper
- Repaint handrail
- Replace light switch
- Refinish stairs -or- add a runner
Sounds like fun...