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.

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Scraping later paint off the doors.  Exploratory scraping of the trim revealed original brown paint.

We continued the paint scheme from our bedroom, Montgomery White walls and Annapolis Gray trim, out into the hallway.

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Looking toward our daughter’s room.

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Looking toward our bedroom.  Note above the far door how much the house has settled.

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We added an early electrical brass fixture with opalescent shades.

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.

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Shelves and a corner guard added to a recess in the closet.

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The beautiful untouched surfaces of floor boards, plaster, and old trim paint.

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Nearly pristine grain painting on the inside of the closet door.

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Underneath the attic stairs.

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Chalk numbering from the time of the staircase’s construction.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe back staircase, before repainting the treads.

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