July 03, 2011

The Foyer

I've been busy this holiday weekend, trying to get the foyer of this house done.  It's been the most challenging aspect of the process so far; yes, even more than the parquet floor.  The most challenging because it's required some serious advance planning to ensure the room is completed "before" I put the staircase in because once it's in, it will seriously reduce my capabilities of reaching anything in the room.  And then there's the beadboard on the side walls that follows the staircase angle and having to cut it exactly to fit the shape of the staircase risers/treads.  Egads, what a chore that was.  But, it has turned out well I think.  The staircase is rather steep and narrow, but so is the one that came with the kit.  I have to remember to also decorate the walls with photos and such 'before' putting the exterior wall on.  Once the exterior wall is on, I won't be able to reach ANYTHING unless I reach through the front door and what a pain that would be!  The first four photos are of the foyer before the stairs, and then the rest are of the stairs in.  I'm so in love with the wallpaper I used because of its texture.  The light isn't hooked up to any electrical yet, but had to get it installed while I still could.








5 comments:

Jean Day said...

Wow, it is beautiful! *Jean

Belén. said...

WOW, it's seems so real! I totally love it!
Love,

Cate and David said...

Fantastic Marie! I love seeing the full-size things, coffee cup etc, through the openings - your minis are so realistic it's surreal to see life size items alongside!

Mona said...

Fantastic job you have done with the stairs and the hall.
Mona

Sandra from Sydney said...

The more I see of your work (even though I'm working backwards through the blog) the more impressed I am. The foyer is a truly welcoming place. Sandie