The crew that is doing the trim work in our house is doing such a great job. They are responsible for hanging all of the doors, installing the pocket doors, hanging the trim around the windows and the baseboards, and putting the stairways together. When they first started, he explained to us that stairways take them awhile, due to all of the trim along the sides that they have to cut by hand. I truly didn’t realize all of the work that goes into them until now. Well, the back stairway was finished last week and now the main stairway is done as well. And, I couldn’t wait to show you.
The main stairway is the one in the entryway that leads to the guest rooms upstairs. And there are a few angles to it so it took a little longer. But I love how it turned out.
To be honest, when we saw this stairway on the plans, we were both THRILLED. I explained in my last post why we actually chose this type of stairway railing. And why I love it so much. I did a quick google search to see when this stairway style was popular and it was added to homes between the late 1800s and first quarter of the 1900s. This type of stairway pops up in my search under mission-style and craftsman both. It was followed by the Victorian era which was as we know was pretty fancy. As you can see, this type of stairway is pretty plain focusing on straight lines and no frills. Which is exactly why we both love this style.
You know that I have a lot of collections and like to display them. We also have a lot of furniture. So, keeping the style of the stairway and the style of the trim around the doors, etc, simple was very important to us. The painters still have to paint the railing as they are only primed. (I wouldn’t like that job.)
Can you picture it at Christmas time?
I have a lot of different ideas to decorate this stairway railing for the holidays. And, speaking of, I’ve been asked a lot just WHEN we will be in. And we have no clue… we are hoping the end of November to the beginning of December.
This crew has completed almost everything in the house as far as trim around the doors and floor. I believe all three stairways are done… the third one being the one going down to the basement. All four fireplace mantels and the old doors that will be in the house are left. When we were out there yesterday, they were discussing the pantry doors which I believe are next on the list. Now those will be a sight to see.
Speaking of the style of trim that we chose above, I will be sharing that soon. I had some requests to show it all up close and share what size of boards the crews used to create the look.