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Use a simple soap-and-water combo to clean most of the dirt and grime from the decorative wood trim. If you need to remove old layers of yellowed varnish or shellac, you can use denatured alcohol rubbed on with very-fine steel wool.
With the painting complete, the tarps and sheet-plastic can be removed to ready the floor for cleaning and refinishing. Rather than sanding the floors, they simply needed to be cleaned with soap and water. Finally, a coat of oil brought out the luster of the wood floor.
A new, more period-correct chandelier is installed to replace the old light fixture.