The finishing work was fairly simple. Like the rest of the woodwork in the house, I have it stained and varnished. I chose the colors for the hall some time ago but it took me a while to sort through the hundred or so cans of paint in my cellar to find the two that I chose.
There are two colors, though they are very close shades of gold. I painted the area below the chair rail a little darker than the color above the chair rail.
Overall, the hall looks great and it is nice to have a finished entry to the house.