September 20, 2016

I’ve been working on the foyer stairs, and they are now mostly done!

Here is a picture:


I’m pretty chuffed at how it turned out, actually. The sections of stair weren’t perfect, so no, the entire thing is isn’t a perfect job. But hey, I’ve never built a staircase before.

So if one wants to be picky, it’s not perfect. But it’s good enough that I’m happy with it! All that’s left to do before I finish the ceilings and the electrical lights is to completely cut the roof opening, as the stair from the second floor gives access to the future roof deck and garden.

I’ve come up with a way to install spacers along the edges of the false ceilings which will even out the fitting of the ceiling, and will make the ceilings look better. Once I’ve done that, I can install trim to cover the front-facing edges of the floors and walls, and I can install wallpaper and Oh Joy! the stacked stone fireplace! I’m really looking forward to that.

I’m also looking forward to creating the last ceiling fixture, which is the big statement piece in the foyer – a long chain chandelier dropping almost two stories down the middle of the stairwell. I’m combining strings of crystal beads and chain with dollhouse Christmas lights to make it. I’m hoping it looks fabulous.