BEFORE:

 The beautiful curved staircase commanded wall and ceiling treatments to match the grandure of this inviting entry. 

The beautiful curved staircase commanded wall and ceiling treatments to match the grandure of this inviting entry. 

 While the quaint country decor was charming, the 2nd floor sitting area was not the Victorian setting Marti was looking to accomplish. 

While the quaint country decor was charming, the 2nd floor sitting area was not the Victorian setting Marti was looking to accomplish. 

DURING:

 Scaffolding on a curved staircase can be spooky. 

Scaffolding on a curved staircase can be spooky. 

 Recruited the grandson to help put the flexible molding on the wall, creating a dado-- lowest area of a tripartie decorating treatment. 

Recruited the grandson to help put the flexible molding on the wall, creating a dado-- lowest area of a tripartie decorating treatment. 

 Down comes the flowery fence!

Down comes the flowery fence!

AFTER:

 Now the walls and ceilings are as grand as the curved staircase. 

Now the walls and ceilings are as grand as the curved staircase. 

 A favorite photo spot looking up from the first floor. 

A favorite photo spot looking up from the first floor.