Post edit...if you are here looking for a how to on wallpapering stair risers, I finally did mine and you can read how here! It turned out be-you-ti-full :-)
For my next trick, I mean project, I'm hoping to really update our entryway. I've been messing with it forever, but now that we've bought the Ranch I'm willing to put in some real elbow grease (money, as always, is questionable).
The space is pretty small, but since it's the first thing you see when you come into our home I'm hoping to give it a little more pizzazz.
Here's how the stairs look now.
I started out looking at chevron patterns, like this: