Over the last 12 months renovations and destruction have taken up different parts of the house, from the rewiring and plaster mess to the bricked up walls and moving of doors. Each process having its own special stresses and strains, from cooking on a travel hob to washing in a porcelain mixing bowl; all along turning up to work each day as if I didn’t just walk through a pile of muck before I left the front door. It’s been a stressful year for sure at times but the light at the end of the tunnel came in the form of my stair carpet. The carpet that was being left until the majority of the mucky work had been done…. and I love it!
We decided to opt for a stair runner as when the old carpet had been taken up it was clear from the painted steps that there had once been a runner and stair rods. We have a half landing and a wonderful arch window that we had a replica stain glass window made for- in the pattern that some of the neighbours still have in original form. We’ve painted in the Crown period range colours and I’ve even plonked my restored singer sewing machine on the half landing. The best part of it all is that I can now walk bare foot on the stairs a simple pleasure that I hadn’t realised how much I had missed.