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Claire had some really funky wainscoting in her bedroom. While wainscoting is often a beautiful and coveted feature, this job involved mismatched boards of different widths and thicknesses -- not necessarily the period feature of her dreams. So she ripped it out and started over...

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Underneath the boards she found walls marked with adhesive and strips of wallpaper, which she cleaned up to transform into this:

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...a clean-lined, pale grey bedroom. Nice work, Claire!

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