Sadly, we don't have any pictures of the stairs prior to demoing.. this is all I could find. yep that's some sort of home made baby gate. I know my Mom will appreciate the pic of the dreadful green paint. eeek
After patching some holes, it started to look like this
As for the sweet new lights in the after pix... We bought them at the Re-store for $6 total. I love them.
We just updated them by painting the white pendants a semi gloss black. Easy-peasy!