The stairs in the old house were a big deal.
The were dangerous and disgusting.
When we purchased the old house, the stairs were located just in side the left front door. Yep, two front doors. No wait!!! There were three front doors.
The left door, led to the stairs, the second floor and attic, apartments three and four.
The right door led to apartment number one, located on the first floor
The third front door led to apartment number two which was also located on the first floor
This is the view of the stairs as you entered the front door. This was of course taken after the plaster and lathe had been removed.
Here’s looking down
Just look at that weird little half/sideways step at the top. Can you say death trap?
This view would be from our now current dining room. Isn’t it just beautiful?
The old stairs were removed and reconfigured so that you did not have to enter the stairs as soon as you entered the front door.
For a few weeks, this is the way we got to the second and third floor.
The stairs were built offsite and put together on the front porch.
This day the main staircase was installed.
Then the entry level was installed along with banisters
Treads and banisters were stained, facers and spindles were painted
Looking pretty good!
Walls were stenciled and decorating happened
You can read about the stencil wall here The wall that made me cry
Baby Jack came along and we began to think of stair safety.
I really REALLY REALLY didn’t want plastic baby gates.
So my super talented hubs built permanent baby gates that match the stairs.
As I look back on the progression of the stairs, I am completely amazed at the transformation and that we made it through.
And we now have 1 front door