The one where the pool table doesn't fit up the stairs...

We live in an 1898 Victorian house. I could write pages and pages on how much I love it. One of my favorite features is its upstairs with its wonderful nooks and crannies. It is an attic that was converted to living space, but it runs the entire length of the house. When people emerge to the top of the extremely steep staircase, they are always amazed at how much room there is. The people that lived here before us had their Master Suite up there, but there's not a bathroom, and then we'd have our bedroom downstairs to fill. So until now it's just been extra space with a spare bed.

Nathaniel has always wanted to have a pool table. We've looked on Craigslist, but nothing ever panned out.  Nathaniel's principal, Becky, had an Estate Sale last weekend. She is very generously allowing us to forever house one of the three pool tables that were at the sale. It came home to live with us today. I was skeptical that we could get it in our house. Oh ye of little faith!

Hard-working Northfield students...thanks so much guys!!

Needing another half inch

Okay, let's take the door off...
And the sides of the pool table...
At this point, Zoe and I went to the grocery store. When we got home, we were greeted by this...

Taking it to the roof
I am really glad I wasn't here for this part. Up the ladder onto the roof? Seriously???
I'm nervous just typing it. I did ask why Nathaniel didn't take pictures at each step. He just looked at me. You'll just have to use your imagination for these next photos.

Notice there is no glass in that window...

Nathaniel's dream come true! A pool table upstairs!!!
And after the inaugural pool matches, the score stands at Carrie 1, Nathaniel 1. A nice even start!!


  1. I love it! We have a very old house also and had to remove the window to our second story bedroom to get our bed into the room from the roof! It wouldn't go up the stairs!

    1. Hi Carrie! It just seems amazing to me that windows come off without problems and large furniture fits through...I love when you post about your renovations. Any big projects going on now?

  2. That is hilarious, Carrie! It reminds me of us trying to get a customized bed up our stairs earlier this year. We needed about a half inch more in the stariwell, too. Grrrr! The guy that made the bed had to take it back to the shop and make a new frame that could be put together. Major oversight on our part, but he also felt bad for not considering it. Glad to see your husband was daring enough to go through the upstairs window! ;)

    1. I'm glad he could make a new frame for your bed! That would have been so sad if he couldn't.

      I just couldn't believe Nathaniel talked those guys into helping him take the pool table up the ladder onto the roof! That would have been where I said, hey, I offered staircase help, not roof help! :)

  3. LOL! We'll just use our imagination how that pool table transported there. Playing pool is my one of my leisures at home, and we already have one downstairs but I want one in my room too! Sadly, what we have is too big and heavy to possibly carry and fit into my room. =)

    Retha Ison


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