So it took a little longer than I had originally planned to get these posted (it has taken a little longer for just about everything with the basement project), but it is done. Here’s the proof:

Finished railing

Up the stairs
View from stairs into TV nook. You can also into the “playhouse” under the stairs
Another view
Looking the other direction at closet and door to “phase 2” of the basement remodel.
Looking back to stair well and also a glimpse of the playhouse doorway.
There are a couple of other shots I’d still like to post, but we haven’t taken them yet. It may take a little longer. Check back.