Prior to the renovation the stairway was scary. A lead pipe had been installed for the handrail by some youth worker of yore. Globs of multi-colored paint and grime made ascending or descending a sticky affair.
Upstairs on the landing repairs were needed to the bannisters and ceiling.
The old balusters were spaced too far apart for safety.
The bedroom at the top of the stairs was tackled next. First, plaster had to be repaired.
Next on the list was the master bedroom. Old farmhouses had inordinately small closets by today's standards. So, the unusable closet was removed and a tiny bedroom was repurposed for the master closet.
Finally, a closet system was fitted in the room adjoining the master bedroom.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this transformation. I also have included a link to a news article that appeared in the Shawnee Mission Post that tells the story of the resurrected farmhouse.