At some point in the last 30 years or so someone put sheetrock over the plaster in the 2 parlors. So they wouldn't have to fit it around the head blocks, which extended 2.5 inches over the top of the casing, they sawed off the tops of the blocks. Today I finally took the last of them off.
Where should we put the drapes? Here? No, how about over here? No, I like them here better. How about here...
Not everyone should be allowed to use a drill with a Philips screw driver bit.
Goop factor eight! This gives you some idea of how bad the paint is in this room. That is the profile of the casing.
Replacements are standing by