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Dramatic Dining Room: Before

Who: Michael G.
Where: Carthage, MO

We are restoring our 1893 Victorian to a period-appropriate design. We started with stripping several layers of paint off the woodwork, which turned out to be quartersawn oak. We had to open up one wall to add some support between the front parlor and the dining room. We also stripped three layers of wallpaper that had been painted, repaired the old lath-and-plaster walls, and hung plywood sheets on the old ceiling before we could hang tin ceiling tiles.
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