Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Niche

I wrote about a month ago that we were making a niche in the wall of the staircase. This is to allow us to display some of the stuff we have accumulated over the years.

Now that the walls of the staircase are finished we have installed the lighting, which makes the stairs a bright and attractive place (and safe!), and put the first item in the niche.

This is a late 19th century plough plane - a router for cutting grooves. It was Susan's great-grandfather's and arrived here a week ago.

I am really pleased with the whole thing: walls, niche and lighting. All we need do now is sand and varnish the stairs and that part of the job is finished.

Simon

7 comments:

Pollygarter said...

I love the idea of slowly feeding things into and out of the niche... adds interest!
And the stairs look great, too!

WV is "proscrol".... a new add-in for Windows?

GaynorB said...

Love the idea of the niche being a 'moving feast'. In my experience a niche will have something put into it which only comes out once a year (if then) to be dusted!

Stairway is looking really good.

Niall & Antoinette said...

The stairway is looking great and relly like the idea of a changing display in the niche.
We failed at niches ;-) ours has no light and a permanent display...

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Delightful S&S.

chm said...

Looks terrific! I love the "pierres apparentes' in the stairwell. I like the niche too.

GaynorB said...

Perhaps I mean a 'moveable feast'?

Jean said...

Gosh that looks lovely. I bet you can't wait to do the sanding and restore your staircase to its former glory....!!