Saturday, February 22, 2014


Colin has been working on what will be an organizer in the hallway at the top of the stairs.  We hope it is an aesthetic transition between wainscoting and plain wall as well as a good use of space.  When the house was still two units, we installed wainscoting in the hallway and stairway, but we decided not to continue the wainscoting in the upstairs hall..  Removing the wall at the top of the stairs (and the door to the upstairs unit) made the wall a bit of a mess.  We hope this solves both issues.  It is a little fiddly because the floor slopes down, but after a coat of paint, no one will notice.  We plan on putting hooks on the horizontal board that is just above the height of the wainscoting and a pinboard in the large space above.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Doors and Trim Upstairs

While we have been playing in the snow, Colin has been working hard upstairs.  He has now installed all of the doors we ordered in September, he has put up nearly all the casing and headers for those doors, and has been installing trim.  The most difficult thing he has been working on is Alistair's closet doors.  It was quite a pain to get the doors to line up properly and for the doors to stay put once you've opened then.  The upstairs walls and floors and ceilings are by no means straight, so it has been a challenge.  But they look great and Charlotte likes to play in the closet.