Unfortunately I'm not here to say that the kitchen is done. We just haven't been compelled to tackle the last few details lately. They may end up being a rainy day project, or we will complete them this summer. I'm not worried.
We did finally get some pictures hung up our front staircase, however, and WOW! What a big difference it made.
Back in September we completed the first phase of our hallway makeover which involved taking down the wallpaper in the foyer and up the front stairs. We put up a few pictures and our foyer mirror, but the wall going up the stairs has been bare since. We knew it was the perfect space to do a nice big gallery of family photos, but we wanted to make sure it was done right.
We spent a lot of time looking at frames and trying to find the right mixture. We found the two large antique frames on a Facebook group for $20 each, and knew they would be the perfect fit for our great-grandfathers' WW1 pictures. The others are all a variety of black frames, and some have gold details to tie in with the antique frames.
Now we just have to finish patching the plaster mouldings, sand and stain the stair treads and paint the risers. It definitely feels a lot more like our home with the addition of these pictures though!