The stairway took a LOT of painting. Getting it covered in all the openings, under each step, and on the risers was a job. It all took at least two coats.
The gold banisters are part of the castle effect I am working toward. The flash, unfortunately, distorts the gold color a bit...it is actually quite bright and metallic-looking.
I am looking forward to the next major challenge....bringing wall sections, 2nd floor piece and stair all together at once...I'll need lots of hands!