Dahlia House

Dahlia House
Taken in August 2013

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

And the stairway is still the project!  We have the lower part all done and the railing installed all the way up the stairs.  Going to take a break from it for the holidays...but hope to still get a little bit more done when we have time.  It creates so much dust!  We spent today trying to clean and get all the sawdust off just about every surface upstairs...what a mess!  Brian also hung the Celtic stained glass in the lower window in the hall.  My Mom gave it to me a few years ago and am so glad to finally get it in place.  Trevor will be here in a few days and hopefully he will not think the stairs look so spooky anymore! Brian also got the trim around the doors finished in the downstairs bathroom, so that room can be crossed off our list as completely done!!!  YEA!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Still working on the stairs!  It is never ending!  We have all of the lower steps, railing & newel post sanded, stained and 2 coats of varathane on. Brian installed the 3 spindles we had made last year.  It makes a big difference.  I have been painting all the little details on the spindles and it is looking great.  Hope to finish the lower section this week!  Besides that, Brian finished making the other bracket to go up by the pocket doors.  He did a great job of making them!