The cold forced me back inside. Where I put back the 2×4 framing I removed several years ago, so I can then put back the section of pantry cabinet I removed. I also put back the diagonal bracing because it seems, well, cool.
It was too cold for a lumber yard run so I used scraps of sheetrock which were on hand. See the taupe color on the plaster? That is the original color. I will replicate that.
In the dining room, there is a horizontal trim piece above the Lincrusta. But a very long piece in the east wall was missing. EEK! Had it always been missing? Or did I remove it and stick it somewhere?
The answer to the last sentence would be Yes and Yes. Whew! The errant trim was found standing upright in the north vestibule.
This s the west window in the dining room. There is a matching window opposite, on the east wall. That window was turned into a door in the 1960s, and the paneled piece at the bottom was, oddly, moved to ABOVE the door, covering over a stained-glass window.
In the process, the paneled piece was cut down, so was now too small to return to its original location. Dr. Doug added extensions, and I will cut to fit. Then a faux painter can recreate the original faux bois finish.
Getting all these small bits back somehow makes the whole world seem…just a tiny tiny fraction better.