Category: Foyer

Just like for the other doorway that leads the Kitchen, we removed the door frame in the Foyer to make the refinishing easier.
The new mechanical doorbell arrived, so it’s time to install it.  It will go on the door frame, right near the door knob. The outside, with the old inoperable electric doorbell button removed. The shaft that goes from the outside ringer to the inside bell is a bit too short.  So, in order to remedy […]
When we bought the new light for the main floor, we bought a matching light for the second floor as well.  The photo above is the old light. A close up of the old light, complete with bug carcases. The old light fixture removed, and the old knob & tube wiring exposed. Enlarging the opening […]
The old foyer light as seen from the dining room. The old light as seen from the stairs. The old light removed. New light installed. New light as seen from the stairs.
We chose a very light, mint green for the walls.  We just wanted to get rid of the white walls, so we’re considering this “phase 1” of the restoration. Painting the “tall” wall. This completes “phase 1” of the restoration for this room.
The view of the front door from within the foyer.  The walls were covered in a slight texture and painted plain white when we moved in. The woodwork is faux-painted to look like oak and then that was stained with a dark stain.  The stairs themselves are covered in beige carpet. View from the second […]
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