So. What’s happening with the Dutch colonial,
are you even asking anymore?
I just checked, + my last blog post about it
was written on March 8, 2018!
Our upstairs kitchen was just getting underway:
Thankfully, that room’s been completed,
+ it’s beautiful!
Unless you follow RedBird on Facebook (please do!),
where I’ve shared many Dutch colonial photos,
you’ll have to believe me.
Okay, here’s one more peek of the “during”:
I promise to write an entire kitchen blog post soon!
First, though, let’s view some recent progress
in the upstairs bedroom.
I failed to take any “before” photos (AGAIN),
but trust me, it was bad.
Now it’s almost completed,
with this photo taken from one corner
looking toward the closet + hall doorways:
Fun fact: the closet was painted pink when we bought the house.
See the boards inside the closet?
Since then, its walls + those of the bedroom
have been repaired + painted white,
+ all the beautiful, original woodwork
was painted Pittsburgh Paint’s Ghost Writer gray:
Man, do I love white walls with gray woodwork!
There’s a pair of huge, south-facing windows,
so it’s going to be nice + bright!
From another corner of the room,
a view toward the closet + hall doorways:
A new sub floor has been laid
in both the bedroom + hallway —
seen here, looking toward the kitchen,
with the stairwell about midway to the right:
All we need to do to complete those areas
is to install a closet organizer + carpet.
Perhaps, we’ve saved the worst for last,
+ this time, I got some juicy “before” photos!
Behold the staircase,
as seen from the upstairs hallway:
Here’s a close up of the stair landing:
Just as they were throughout the rest of the upstairs,
the original plaster walls were a wreck.
This corner, at the stair landing, was badly cracked,
but earlier today G.O. began patching it.
This is the view from the landing down to the foyer + front door:
Here’s G.O. now, scraping yet more plaster boo-boo’s
from the walls at the bottom of the stairs:
This is what one sees, entering from the front door:
Even though things look pretty hiddy right now,
you can tell that the original staircase was quite beautiful.
We’re both so glad that this project’s finally been started!
I think we’re just NOW seeing the end approaching,
+ it’s been YEARS.
Meanwhile, I owe you a post or two.
Stay tuned for some belated kitchen updates!