I painstakingly fixed the damaged treads.
we built drawers in first three risers
Whitewashed the treads and painted a navy stripe along each edge
After measuring, cutting and sanding the risers, I took them into my studio to paint a forest with acrylic paints.
The bottom risers sport the 10 provincial and 3 territorial floral symbols of Canada
Glued and then nailed the risers in place, for minimum squeekiness.
As we walk up the stairs, we see sky behind the trees.