Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hall


The little hall project is finished at last. Above - before, looking down the stairs.


And - after. I like it much better and only wish that we'd done it earlier in the 24 years we've been in this house. I've been thinking about it for about 20 of them.


I've looked through about forty million pictures on Picasa and can find very few of the hall in its previous state - really only the one in my top picture. Clearly we never lingered there before. I'm not sure that we'll exactly be holding parties there now but if we did, it would seem more spacious..


This is taken from the other direction, towards the front door. You can just see the banister at the foot of the stairs, to the right of the bookcase.

Anyway, we seem to have been in some chaos for some time, what with brick dust, plaster dust, paint, wallpaper, sawdust... but now we're getting tidied up. I think Grandson appreciates the clearer surface for wheeing his cars up and down. The cats aren't so sure.

17 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely lovely especially with the lighter flooring.

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  2. This looks wonderful....I can see you lost some space for hanging a picture, but you gained such a feeling of space and openness. It's great!

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  3. Bet you're glad to be done with the dust and the fuss! The result looks great!

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  4. That is lovely - I like the colour it's been painted - it looks like a light grey-blue? I know photos can be a bit deceptive. What's next?

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  5. That is a very worthwhile project...worth the dust and upheaval, I'm sure.

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  6. What a difference...looks great.

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  7. It looks great and I can absolutely recognise the 'wish we'd done it twenty years ago feeling'.

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  8. Brilliant! So much more light. Clever you!

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  9. Oh Wow -- I love it! It's so much more open and light. And the new floor is gorgeous too -- I'll bet you're loving it!

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  10. This was definitely worth the dust and mess. I'd be tempted to gather a cushion or two and sit on the stair with my tea and the morning paper - or a book - and pretend to read while admiring the openness and light!

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  11. Oh much better F1 potential there, wise grandmama! Gorgeous job- but then it is all clearly gorgeous to start with!

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  12. Wow, what an improvement! I love how it looks now?

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  13. What a lovely striking difference this makes! We did much the same thing with a kitchen wall a number of years ago. Perfect!

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  14. Struth! You Scottish people work fast. You started that less than a month ago, and it's done and dusted already! If it was at my place, it would still be a hole in the wall...What a difference it has made to your hall - lovely!

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  15. Sob with envy!!!!

    Building projects in this house take years to move from phase one -the gestation period to phase two -obtaining builder's quote. Then years to move into planning mode and then months plucking up courage to tell builder to start, and finally months to re-decorate.

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  16. I love the wood floor, but am a wee bit disappointed that you made the doorway square. In a previous post, you said you weren't happy with a small arch, so I just assumed you were going to make it into a bigger arch. I'm a huge fan of arched doorways and windows, so that's my problem... but I do love the openness of the hall and the warmth of the wood flooring! 8-)

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