Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow

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A room in which to live: the Living Room

I wanted to take a picture of this before it got painted over. The living room and dining room both had this trim around the top of the wall.

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I had to do a lot of plaster work in this room. I’m particularly proud of reconstructing this corner that had crumbled away as the house settled.

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Here’s a before picture:
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One side of the wall over the fireplace needed some major repair:
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I started attacking the gunk on the floor with a new vengeance, doing garbage bag sized sections rather than grocery bag sized ones.

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Mom came over with some of my friends to help me put primer on the walls.

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We bought a new rug, cleaned everything up, and arranged the furniture and here’s the result! It’s not finished, but I can see the finish line from here!

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Phew! We can actually live in the living room now! Paint colors for the wall are being planned, also I’m going to restore the bookcases with leaded glass windows.

[tags] built-ins, photos, plaster, furniture, paint, future plans, ceiling fan, flooring, living room, fireplace, cabinets[/tags]

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One Response to “A room in which to live: the Living Room”

  1. December 19th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Cynthia says:

    Great job! I will keep following the updates. I will love to see the finished product!

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