In the long and sordid history of our home being renovated by previous owners someone took out the bottom half of our beautiful fir stairs and replaced them with plywood. They did this in order to make them turn. We tried papering them but the paper is now peeling off and looks worse than the plywood. We dont want carpet in our home but would love anyones suggestions on what to do. We thought about painting but also wondered if it is possible to put something that might match the fir of the upper stairs more closely.

Thank you for your wisdom.
Arran