Princess Entrance Hall

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The entrance hall in this house has been the most frustrating room I have ever done.

Triang Princess

Triang Princess

As I wanted to keep the orininal staircase, I covered each step with lolly stick planks.  Using double side tape, so as not to damage the stairs underneath.  As you can see the height of each step is uneven.

Triang Princess

Triang Princess

I added a wooden edging to the panel going up the stairs to look like a handrail.

Triang Princess

There is a small window on the stairs, which I have covered with a false wall.

Triang Princess

Another lolly stick floor was stained, waxed and laid.

First of all I had decided to use a red wallpaper, with a dado rail, this style of decoration seemed to make the hall look out of proportion.  I continued with this colour scheme, hoping it would grow on me, added pictures on the wall a small table and umbrella stand.

Triang Princess

Triang Princess

Triang Princess

New doors and frames have been added and stained to match the floor, also skirting board.  [The original doors are behind the new ones.]

So after trying to live with the red wallpaper, I gave in and started again.  This time I put up some pretty floral paper.  The background of this wallpaper was white, which was a bit bright, so I rubbed in some brown pastel.

Triang Princess

I have put carpet on the stairs, this covers up the odd size of the steps, so they do not notice too much.

Triang Princess

I think this wallpaper looks much better, and have also  added wallpaper above the dado rail, which I think looks much better.  There is now carpet on the stairs, I want to make some stair rods for the stairs.  The rug is the same material as the stair carpet, but I would like something a bit different I think.  There is a table with flowers and a picture frame, but I am not sure about the furniture at the moment, but this will do for now.

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  1. Fiona Fox says:

    What lovely colours you have used!

    1. Lee Higgins says:

      Thank you, I am quite happy with the final colour.

  2. A difficult one. Why have you covered up the window? I have this house and have coped with this problem in a different way. I like your paper and the dado and the banister. I have planked my floor too bit kept the window, it is an unusual addition to a Triang house.

    1. Lee Higgins says:

      I don’t have a window to go in the space at the moment, but have been thinking cutting a hole in the false wall [it is only card] and making a curtain to go across. As I have said, this is still very much a work in progress, and agree with you I should keep the window on the stairs. It always helps to get someone else’s opinion, thank you.

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