Dining room stencilling continues and while I am doing that Greg is now focusing on the staircase area.
This are presents some interesting challenges as it was changed a couple of time over the years. When first built it was curved stair only to be replaced with a more conventional stair with landing around 1890. Then when they added an internal staircase to the basement circa 1900, they took out the railing and newel and replaced that with a bead board wall that closed off the (then new) staircase to the basement. Not to mention getting rid of the staircase landing window.
So we have our work cut out for us in this area which involves a new newel post, column, fretwork, railings and architectural paneling.