NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A major restoration project at the Belmont Mansion has finished up and visitors got their first look at the big makeover on Sunday.
The unveiling was for work done to the three-room master bedroom suite of the home, which was built in 1853 by Adelicia Acklen.
Work done to return the suite to its original form included reproducing the faux wood graining, hand-sewing and installation of the carpeting, silver-plating of the door knobs, and reproducing an original French wallpaper for the room.
"This room is one of the last rooms we opened upstairs," said Mark Brown, executive director of Belmont Mansion. "One of the reasons was this elaborate wallpaper. Being able to produce this wallpaper had not been possible until we made a number of technological advances in the 21st Century."
The mansion has also placed original bedroom furniture in the room which had been auctioned off when Acklen sold the home in 1887.
Belmont Mansion is the largest house museum in Tennessee. Guests were able to see the restoration project for free on Sunday.