DIY Inspiration - colour block painted staircase - what a dreamy staircase
Blue painted stair runner--I wouldn't use blue, but I love the idea of a painted runner, though. Definitely need to do this!
Staircase bookshelf - DIY Bookshelves : 18 Creative Ideas and Designs. Yes, I have seen a few DIY versions of the staircase bookshelf, wonderful design idea.