Heading Upstairs – Staircase Unveiling

The staircase, a spot small enough, you may think it doesn’t require a ‘reveal’ all of its own… but in this instance, I believe it does 😜

 


 

The few stair rails that were there, were removed, so things could be more easily moved up and down and they never got put back… eventually a stair rail attached to the wall will go up, we just haven’t found one/been that concerned with it as of yet.

 

 


Mike ripped out the odd, built out ceiling, covered in the same cedar planks that had been in the bedrooms, so he could walk upstairs without having to duck  😜
It was a really odd ‘feature’ as behind it was just open, yet unusable space… so to take it away and finish the ceiling on the same angles as the rest of the upstairs walls, made for a much more open, spacious feeling.

 

The grippy strips stuck on each step for traction, were removed and then the stairs sanded.

 


 

I love the artwork that meets the eye every time we walk downstairs… I still can’t find the name of the lady who painted it, but we bought it at the ‘Everything Country Sale’, the spring we moved here.

 

 

 


 

The first thing you’ll see at the top of the stairs, is a little, handmade door Michiel crafted, as a cover for the attic crawl space behind the walls.
I don’t like children much but I do like child like things 🤪

 

 

Note the adult sized door to the left, for size reference .

 


 

I originally assumed I’d be painting the stairs, either white or an accent color but after they were sanded and seen with the new white wall as and grey trim, I liked the rougher look.

Mike still isn’t totally convinced 😉

Keeping them ‘original’ was kind of fun too, as the stairs themselves are the only thing we didn’t rip out and/or replace in the entire house pretty much 🤪

 


 

I think the geometric light we bought in Italy, accents the whole space perfectly 😉👌🏻💕

 

Now, that part of the house is clean, eye-pleasing area… and no longer a head hitting one 😉

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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