I’m stressing out. The new house is much smaller than this one and there is far less storage space. I thought I’d take a break from sorting and purging to take you on a tour of the upstairs. Any excuse to avoid packing is a good one.
This is the view from the parlor, to the right is the living room to the left is the entry.
The entry doors. The stained glass in the center of the windows is just something hanging there. The windows are actually old wavy glass.
The first three steps curve. If the wood floors under the carpet are in as good of shape as the steps I will be a very happy woman. I’m not holding my breath.
The master is just to the right at the top of the stairs. In addition to a fireplace and stained glass windows it has a small dressing area. On the left you’ll notice some of the creative electrification old Uncle Bob must have done that I noted in a previous post. That will be rectified.
The wallpaper has been there for a very long time and asked me if I would please, please retire it. I am hoping to oblige. Along with some paint and a good waxing of the floor that should be all this room needs for now. The tile on the hearth needs reset, but that will be a long term restoration project.
The hallway has some plaster issues.
Aaron says he likes the frilly curtains and the flowery wallpaper in his room so much he wants to keep them.
Okay, not really. It is too bad, this wallpaper is in decent shape.
Can’t say as much for the ceiling though. At some point they covered it up with ceiling tiles. That must mean it is pretty scary up there.
The third bedroom made me cringe when I first walked into it. By the third or fourth visit though it started to grow on me.
It is such a tiny little room it’s not like anyone would spend much time in there anyway. And we don’t really want to make our guest too comfortable now do we?
Have you noticed all the transom windows above the closet doors? They are actually little storage areas. The faux leaded glass needs to come off as it is yellow and peeling, the windows are actually just plain glass. That will be a fun project.
The fourth bedroom needs the most work. There was a leak in that corner many moons ago and the damage was never repaired.
It is a tiny little piece that fell off a room, but should make a good office space.
So. Show of hands. Who likes to strip wallpaper? Anybody?
Where did everybody go?