Yes, it’s the bannisters


It takes me some time to get my head around the basic engineering aspects of building things or decorating; what needs to be done and how, and the general order of play for each stage.  The stair banister, the way it meets a quarter landing and turns, and the infill below the stairs has certainly been one of these “tell me your tasks in order” sort of jobs.

All wound up and ready to go

then fall flat on the job

Panelling or paper?

Will wallpaper the under stair wall and give cupboard a ‘wood’ door that matches the planned ones for rooms.

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Standing back a little

Only the basic framework to support the stairs is fixed in place.  Once a further layer of paint and matte varnish has been added to the stairs, I’ll have a go with carpet.  Then some of the fixing can be done; card with the wallpaper, the stairs themselves and the under wall and possibly the landing window too.  After that will need to finish off whatever’s left of for the cupboard that didn’t get tackled before the wall went in.

Further down the line …

it will be back to that kitchen wall that meets the stair head so that we can head ceiling-wards and tackle the turn in the stairs.  I think I’ve got all the furniture for the kitchen except a washing machine, whose dimensions are a known (I think, depending on how I build it).  If I can get their arrangement more or less firmly sorted and ditto the window openings in there, then and only then can the whereabouts of the kitchen door be settled and that dividing wall finally be added.  Definitely an “up we go, up we go” moment  🙂


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