This was the dining room when I viewed the house to buy, it was to me, ugly, with the dusty drapes, the cheap curtains, the lilac ceiling and beige wall. I fell in love with it. I imagined special meals here with friends and family. Built in 1928, the walls are plaster, there are 5 windows, a door to the front hall and a butlers door to the kitchen that swings open. I was sold on the house before I saw the other rooms.

We had to do the work in the stages from both an economical and practical standpoint. Here was the view of the Butler’s door from the kitchen and now, the refinished side from the dining room.

Butler's Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen

Butler’s Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen

Refinished Door Dining Room Door

Refinished Dining Room Door