No, this isn't a Christmas in July post. Actually, I wanted to share the update we made to our stairwell last year while we were also remodeling our master bedroom and bath. While I was looking for some "before" pictures it became evident that most of my photos from this part of our home have been taken at Christmas time.
I have always thought that the foyer is especially pretty at holiday time but then when the decorations come down it always looked so painfully plain.
Our home is 100 years old this year. I love the history that goes with an old house and this one is no exception. A few of the previous owners have even shared some photos with me of their time here and these two were taken right here on the stairway. I think it is fun to see how the house has evolved over the years.
The Wheeler Family
...and our sweetie modeling her choice for a sorority event.
The truth is, the entrance to a home needs some wow. Although the wallpaper from the 50's was long gone before we ever moved in, this entrance has always left me feeling underwhelmed and I always wished that the stairwell had been trimmed out more like the rest of the house. So while the house was already torn up with a remodel we decided to add some flair to this stairway.
It took me twelve years of living in the house to get to this point but it only took the trim carpenter three days to create this upgrade.
I was thrilled with the end result.
So 100 years and three days later...
Good things take time.