This room is being extremely photogenic. The paneling is bowing out from the walls and the ceiling is a rubbery textured paint. Would have loved to repair the plaster underneath but as you see below, that wasn't worth the trouble. Every wall was horribly cracked, plaster was falling off the wall as i peeled off each piece of paneling. First of many disappointments - on the bright side, it will be easier to fix the electrical and insulate!
We also removed the closet since there was barely room for a twin bed in here. We have several of Gramma's wardrobes which will be appropriate. This is only a guest room. The chimney removal is next on the list. The floor in front of the chimney is bouncy - see how it's dropped. Our first "big" repair must be under there. As long as its not termites we'll be happy! At least this was a quick and easy start.
I see it's going to take me a while to get used to this &^%$& photo uploading and layout. This has taken way too long to post.
By the way, our first silly DIY find:
Installing electrical and framing in the way? Just cut right through it! This was hanging by 2 nails...the only thing holding it in place was the paneling!