new bedroom in vintage house
Photo: Stephen Karlisch
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Master Bedroom and Sunroom

Sharon's exhaustive Googling of renovation topics such as "repairs to pocket-door mechanisms" and "ways to remove rust on hardware" were paying off. And the stained-glass transoms, beadboard, column capitals, and plate rails emerged from under layers of paint that she and the kids stripped off. It took only two scorched door casings before Sharon mastered the heat gun to strip them expertly.

Shown: Relocating French doors to where a walled-up window had been in the master bedroom turned the sunroom into a private sitting area. This stained glass transom came from an antiques store.
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