Check out the stairs! I’m so happy with how the stain project came out.
Someone asked if I would varnish them. No. I think, for the space here, they are perfect at this point. (If the stairs were in some other area of my house, yes, I would varnish them. But I’m creating a more rustic space here, and for that, I think varnish would be too much.) The only thing they need is a second hand rail on the other side and this area is good to go! (I stained the hand rail also. As someone noted, this is a sturdy hand rail. Not pretty, but sturdy. I like it–for this space. It’s staying, with a twin added on the other side.)