The stairs are here! The stairs are here!
After months of waiting and delays, I am writing this with Noodle purring on my knee, listening to our new oak staircase being fitted upstairs.
I am SO. EXCITED. I. MAY. EXPLODE.
Because, you see, when the stairs are up, we can get up to the attic properly and finish off the room. Things we’ll be able to do:
- Finish the plastering onto the beams.
- Fit electrics and beautiful lighting.
- Lay an oak floor.
- Move our bed up there.
- Choose some gorgeous furniture.
- Find an amaze-rug.
- Fit glass panels to the oak structure.
- Have a proper beautiful bedroom for the first time in nearly three years.
We really really REALLY want to be able to move in up there by Christmas. We have guests for New Year and we’ve promised them a bedroom instead of a sofa bed, so that’s our goal…
In the meantime, here are the stairs in bits:
The stairs are going to go up as we enter the first floor, then turn and go straight up to the attic.
Ken the Wonder Joiner is going to chop out a big piece of oak truss (eep) to create a new doorway, then rearrange the oak props and beams so the roof doesn’t fall off.
We also need a new patch of floor around where the stairs will sit, because the beautiful old oak floor you can see in the pictures above is patched where there used to be a staircase from below.
We’ll do pictures when we get to that.
Right now, we’re too excited about the prospect of stairs…