The 'before' pictures aren't around, but I'll give you an image: Dank, dusty, cracked plaster, built-in cabinets blocked by two desks, a few filing cabinets, blackout curtains blocked a bay view, the brass shelf-pins and shelves were painted over to immobility. So, after clearing it out, the shelves were cleaned and repainted, the pins soaked in TSP to remove all the paint. A dynamic color was chosen as the books would cover them mostly, but enough to give a hint of style. The windows repaired. The built in screens cleaned and reworked. The floor sealed in wax. In the end, a comfortable reading room.