Restoring the Hallways

March 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

The "hidden" staircase

I sort of alluded to the hallway renovation… here’s a post a wrote about it but forgot to post.

It is a new year and that means it is time to start a new project. The entrance way and the hallways are under construction. What does this mean for our Century home? Closets where there were never closets before, restoring the plaster, stripping trim, varnishing wood, peeling some wallpaper, painting and sanding and varnishing the floors. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, I like to think that hallways are the arteries. This means that while they are under construction it is going to be difficult to get from room to room. I painstakingly refinished the staircase several years ago so we don’t have to worry about that, but once the plaster work starts we are not going to want to walk through all that dust. Lucky for us there is a hidden staircase in our house! Century homes are always full of surprises (hidden septic systems for only one bathroom in the house, a giant hornets nest in the attic walls, bats, etc.) but the hidden staircase was like finding a hidden treasure. We are going to open it up again and use it during the hallway restoration. I’ll be sure to share some photos with you when we take down the wall. Until then, here is a photo of the upstairs hallway in progress.

Upstairs hallway

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