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Reaching? Yes I am. But I only have 2 letters left, and not a lot of house left to show you. So, here is the stairway from the main floor to the second floor.
Here is the bottom of it.
And here is the view up.
Ok. Not a lot to see. First, notice that there is that ugly green carpet again on the stairs. The stairs are unfinished underneath, so someday we will probably just replace the carpet with a nicer runner. Refinishing stairs is apparently not a fun thing to do, even for the experts!
Second, notice the wallpaper. Yes. Wallpaper. The same that was on the walls in the main floor hallway, and also papered over layers painted-over paper and plaster. This hallway scares me. I want to get rid of the paper, but don’t want to have to stand a ladder in the stairs getting it off the really high walls. But I can’t in good conscience paint over paper. Although, that would be in keeping with the stairway’s history.
You also notice that there was a hole in the wall. Was something cool or sinister hidden there? Alas, no, and our drywall/plaster guy repaired it for us before we moved in.
The best parts of the stairway, though are the light fixture, which matches the one in the main floor hallway. We got these on Used Victoria – a STEAL of a deal, and they are vintage fixtures that really work with the house.
And the stained glass window. We did have one of these panels repaired when we bought the house. There was a small crack, but we found a great stained glass guy who took it away and fixed it. He also reinforced a couple of panels of the stained glass in the living room which was beginning to bow. We do love our stained glass.
So, future for this staircase would be a new runner and painted walls. When this will happen? Well, probably not until a lot of other things are done, so see you in a few years!
And now, one letter to go!!