wrecked room turns cozy: after
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Wrecked Room Turns Cozy: After

Who: Roberta P
Where: Petersburg, Va.

What little plaster that remained on the ceiling was removed and the beams were sanded and sealed. We used 1x6 pine boards, whitewashed, as the ceiling above the beams. A corner of the room was bumped out to house a closet and hide the ductwork for the HVAC. We restored a simple 2-panel door and used it on the closet. The brick fireplace was repaired and a mantel found in the house added. Unfortunately, most of the heart pine floor was rotted so new pine flooring was added. The room is cozy yet functional. We love it!

Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $1,000 to $5,000
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