Remember when I showed you the stairs?
And the new paint color.
And the rug that travels around my house trying to find a home?
And Buddy’s daily nap?
Did you ever wonder what was around the corner at the top of the stairs?
Did you wonder why I’m starting off a post with five questions?
Me, too. 🙂
The staircase greets you when you walk in the back door.
You can’t miss it.
It’s kind of all about itself.
If you walk past the mirror and the fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s, you’ll arrive at the bottom of the staircase looking up.
(total picture aside: I just wanted to show this mirror of my mother’s one more time. It used to live in the butler’s pantry. But now it’s keeping the back door company.)
When you arrive at the top of the first set of stairs, you’ll see this landing.
There’s a window seat that’s perfect for Nancy Drew books and a giant window and a mini landing.
When you turn the corner, there’s another set of stairs with the cutest little room at the top.
Here’s kind of an overall view so you can get the idea.
The tiny room at the top of the stairs has three doors that lead off of it.
You can still see the old attic fan in the ceiling.
We used to use that all the time when I was growing up and the house didn’t have any air.
You heard me.
Texas and no air.
I had to put my make-up on in front of a fan.
And then run out the door before it melted.
I have big plans for this space.
We are going to do built-ins on either side and on top of the door.
There’s a stair runner with stair rods with the cutest pineapples on them that will be installed in a couple of weeks.
And I’m working on the doors.
I want to restore them to the original wood.
It’s so pretty and will go so well with the original hardware in the house.
I am so happy.
Like the happiness that comes from the first smell of spring and the first sip of coffee on the last day of February and the joy of a quiet morning with the birds chirping outside the window.
I love this house.
And I think—it loves me right back. 🙂
PS We have central heat and air now, so I apply my make-up without a fan.
PPS In nervous news, the oldest twin, Westleigh, is trying out for cheerleader today. Praying for calm hearts and high jumps.