Not much to update lately. I recently had a few set-backs, mainly to do with the lighting, which I haven't worked on in a bit. Basically, those two lovely old round shades on the 2 socket fixture got smashed (the fixture slipped out of my hands). I was very pissed at myself for not being more careful. I REALLY liked the look of the rounded shades on that particular fixture (and even with the repro fitters it didn't look too goofy). I was even getting ready to set it up in the bathroom.
Then I tried to do work on the one for the Office. I could NOT find any kind of match using typical spray paint colours, even of I mixed 2-3 shades together, so I got a custom colour match from HD (just a cheapie 5$ sampler jar). The colour is not bad, and I could get it dead-on with a bit of stain, BUT, it's not at all durable over the brass. A light scraping with a finger nail is enough to remove it. So it's back to the drawing board for that one. I had spent a bunch of time on it to get 2 coats on it all by hand, leaving a few brass portions exposed. Bummer.
The only other "work" I did recently was to reorganize/clean the garage a bit, which included removing all the door knobs from the old (crap) doors, so that I could lean them neatly in a corner. I also started ripping up a bit of the hallway into the "L" shaped room, and I discovered the location of the original bedroom door/wall.
I have no idea why, but I was surprised to find the exact location of the old wall/door, which would have been originally a mirror match to the other (former) 2 bedrooms. The two bedrooms that are currently the Master are just a bit wider (I think it was less than a foot difference in width), so you may as well say that the house had 4 identical upstairs bedrooms, each originally having one closet and 2 windows. I also noticed that the location of the bathroom door was changed. I had noticed the unpainted portion of the floor, but never processed it until now. I plan to mark and measure the original "shadows" of the wall locations to draw-up an original floor plan for the upstairs. The only remaining mystery is the staircase area, and I have a very strong suspicion that it was just a plain rectangular open room with a railing around 3 sides of the stairs.