Just Another Hallway Detail


Back in May I posted about some of the stairway and hall details I was working on, one of which was the corner protector at the foot of the stairs...


There's another outside corner at the top of the stairs that I wanted a protector on also.  The problem was...well, quite frankly - I don't know what the problem was!  Three months later the new protector still hadn't been purchased!  I had four different versions in my Amazon cart...



The one in the lower right corner is the match to the downstairs, and that symmetrical-leaning side of me thought that was the obvious choice.  But then I thought - who says they have to match?  I mean, 173 is a house full of asymmetrics (yeah - sometimes I make up my own adjectives)!  The thought of the two corners not matching appealed to me because there was one in my cart that was different than the others, and I really liked it so...I figured why not?!  The winner was...


The alluring part was that it wasn't round, the two sides were flat, making this one completely different than the protector at the bottom of the stairs!  That's my revisionist story.  The fact is, I did like the end of one pictured above, and I did want it to be different than the one at the bottom of the stairs, but in truth - I had no idea it wasn't round until the protector arrived at 173!  What a happy accident, to quote Bob Ross!


Using the stain formula mix of two stains... 2 parts General Finishes Antique Walnut to 1 part Georgian Cherry that I finally figured out when I stained the dining room built-in baseboards...

And three coats of amber shellac... 


The color-match was uncanny!


Sorry, it's hard to get a good closeup in the space of the stairwell!


But you get the idea!  And here's a distant shot...


Believe it or not, there's still one more decorating piece to do in the upstairs hallway, just haven't figured it out yet!

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