Besides our clawfoot tub, the only nice thing in the our house when we bought it was the dining room.
A picture from our walkthrough. Fir wainscoting with a plate rail. We later found out that the wall paper is a custom reproduction of a Morris and Co. paper from the turn of the century. We have visited William Morris’ birth home and country farm in England last year.
The wall paper hid most of the damage. The ceiling was cracked, peeling, and had an unfinished look. Moulding had been pulled.
We begged Juan, our main man, to re-plaster without damaging the wallpaper and woodwork.
He had custom picture moulding made from clear fir.
The ceiling re-plastered with a sand finish and painted. Picture moulding installed.
Still to come: Side board restoration
We are looking for hardware for our built in sideboard. Also the doors used to be glass. So that means striping the interior and replacing the panel with glass. Door will also be replaced soon. Also curtains.
I will keep ‘em coming.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne