Queen Anne Revival living room before remodel
Photo: Lisa C.
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Queen Anne Revival Living Room: Before

Who: Lisa C.
Where: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

After removing the wood paneling and three unforgiving layers of painted wallpaper from the walls of my 1889 Queen Anne Revival, my twin sister and I found an enormous crayon-drawn turkey, signatures from as far back as 1889 and hidden pocket doors! Drop ceilings revealed a live wire, crumbling plaster and asbestos to boot - but that was just the beginning, there were holes in the plaster everywhere and after a bat flew in we started the long process of repair. We patched for weeks, made an archway, rewired everything and made a built-in to hide some pipes.
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