I touched on it in the previous post but I think the staircase and landings needs some separate attention as The Husband has spent hours and hours on them in recent weeks. I mentioned back in August that he was doing all the paneling himself (with some help from his dad) but the detail has been very impressive.
It took him weeks and weeks to measure out and install all the wood work but the end result has definitely been worth it.
He also sanded back all the banisters and prepped all the new ones. You can see in the picture below the original ones that run up to the top floor and the new ones we had to install on the middle floor when we took down the dividing wall that separated the two flats:
Then came the painting. This is on the very top floor and you’ll see we had to take off all the radiators in preparation for the carpets to be installed so it was a chilly few weeks!
This is the view from the top floor and you can just see the bottom staircase:
Just adding on each coat took a good few hours each time:
We were getting so close to the carpet deadline that we had to call on some help!
Once the white base coats were down it was time to start from the top again with the final colour and we have gone for Oxford Stone:
At the same time we also painted all the balustrades and made a start on the varnishing:
This wall was the biggest challenge given its height!
This is again taken from the very top floor looking down: