As some of you already know, We recently bought an old Victorian built in the 20's...my dilemma, the staircase. It has been abused over the years. I started sanding the treads and the risers, because I wanted to stain the treads a dark walnut or maybe ebony and paint the risers white. Well, the staircase is in such poor condition, we've decided to rip it out and start over. Until we do though, I was thinking of just painting them. Any color suggestions for the treads so I can achieve the look I want until we take on the big job? Should I paint the risers cloud white like all the trim in my home?