The stairway landing has been finished since February. With the planer broken though we couldn't finish the boards needed for the stairwell and living room accent wall. Well guess what got fixed! So Chris got the rest of the joined white oak boards planed to the appropriate smoothness and size and we got to work designing.
First we had to decide if we liked the boards horizontal...
|Before and after|
|So far so good|
|The blank canvas|
|Cooper is lounging in the chair wondering what we're doing to her house|
|The first board|
|Unstained grain ends and nearly to the top|
|Love the various colors|
I took advantage of the chaos to rearrange the furniture too. The living room is long and narrow and I didn't like how the traffic flowed. I also didn't like that it felt cramped. Now it's easier to walk through (no more weaving around ottomans) and the room feels much bigger.
I still have a lot of art work packed in boxes. I'm waiting to get the window trim up before doing curtains and waiting to get the curtains up before selecting the art for that space between the windows.
|The new layout|
|There's now a clear path to the mudroom|
|Tone on tone|
Next up: railings, treads, and dog doors.