The Cross House
So, by next week I should have the wall painted (a kinda greenish taupe), have the gold picture rail installed in the original location (about 20-inches below the ceiling) and the frieze painted (pale taupe). The trim will all go back. I am debating if I should paint it (it was painted originally with a faux oak finish) or just leave it As Is (partly bare wood and partly retaining a bit of the 1894 finish). Either way, I hope to eventually recreate the original finish.
The rest of the upper landing will still look like a bomb has gone off in the space but at least the stained-glass wall will be lovely.
I can’t wait.
Small moves, Ellie. Small moves.