A short nine months in the making, here is our new stair rail:
It has been an odyssey. And I mean more Homer Simpson's than Homer's.
We started with 40-year-old railing so wobbly and so low it couldn't have passed safety inspections in India. And I can't believe I didn't document it in a photo before we had it stripped, but there were two stories of gold metallic flame stitch wallpaper on three of the walls. It kinda looked like this:
I think it was really expensive stuff, but it just wasn't for us. There was also a leaky skylight where the drum shade now hangs.
If I had it to do over, I would opt to drive the interstate rather than walk the unimproved hiking trail... barefoot... through purgatory... with no GPS, but I'm pretty happy with our destination.