It’s been forever since I posted. I know. Some exciting news is coming. Until then, I just wanted to show off a progress photo.
Behold, the stairs.
To the left are the stairs when we bought Matilda; to the right are the stairs today.
You see the wainscoting running up the wall? Yeah… the contractors built that custom to mimic what we pulled out of the First Unitarian Church on Woodward before it burned down.
We have amazing carpenters. We have no idea what this is going to cost — they said it would take a week or so of work; that was several months ago — but it’s hard to quibble when you get results like this. Besides, we long ago lost any control over the project. It’s taken on a life beyond what we could imagine or afford. So now, we just keep shrugging and saying, “eh, we’ll figure out. Don’t know how, but… Sell plasma?”
Our only regret: Our choice of balusters. We loved the organic shape of these when we selected them, but they in no way go with the very heavy wainscoting, which came later. There are parts of our house that are sort of schizo like that. I guess that’s what makes it ours.
This is the wainscoting that came from the church that they matched: