We hope you’re all not getting too excited about this week’s staircase restoration update. There has been a distinct lack of progress.
Last week we told you about plastering the wall alongside the staircase in preparation for our panelling that we’d hoped to install this weekend (you can read about it here).
We ordered the moulding last week, but it’s still out of stock! We’re probably a bit mad waiting for the specific moulding especially as you can see that there are lots of options to choose from (and there are another 4 pages).
The moulding we’ve decided to choose is number 20. It’s the only moulding that has a flat surface as well as curved areas which we think will go perfectly with the existing dado rail which also has flat elements.
As we really want to attach the panelling before giving everything a final sand and coat of paint, there aren’t a huge amount of other things that can be getting on with.
We decided that the best thing to do, is prepare everything so that we can start attaching the panelling as soon as it arrives – which, fingers crossed, should be tomorrow.
The one big job we managed to complete is sanding and painting the dado rail.
We’ll still have to caulk around the edges and the whole wall over the dado rail will have to be replastered at some point, as it’s covered in awful Artex. For now though it’s a huge improvement.
You can also just about see that I’ve already measured and marked the areas for the panelling so that all we have to do is cut it to size and attach it to the wall – if it ever arrives.
Take a look at how much better all the other dueling ladies are doing.
Sandra @ The House of Bing
We’re so near to completing the stairs now, just one more final push! Hopefully we’ll be able to share some big improvements with you next week!