The last remaining part of the house for us to address after the foyer was the hallway upstairs. The reverse of the doors to a closet and the attic had never had their grain painting covered over, and the first task I undertook was to dry scrap off the paint from the fronts of the doors.
We continued the paint scheme from our bedroom, Montgomery White walls and Annapolis Gray trim, out into the hallway.
The hall’s closet is one of my favorite features of the house. It is surprisingly large as it extends underneath the attic. It has an overall wonderful untouched 19th century patina. The finish on the floors is handsomely oxidized and the rough coated plaster walls are unaltered. Chalk numbering from the staircase’s construction left by the carpenter are still extant. I added some shelves to a recessed area with cedar behind to conceal electrical cables running to the attic. With the addition of an overhead antique light fixture, clothing rods, and a small rug on the floor, it was almost like a miniature room.
The back staircase, before repainting the treads.