We may just take the plaster out and leave the lathe for strength. It's a small room and we think a good drywall job will outlast repairing the plaster and be quicker to boot. We were VERY lucky because I was able to just peel all the wallpaper off. I used no paste or anything.
Every once in a while, you catch a break.
The moulding will all be carefully removed and stripped. I am planning to wrap it in plastic with stripper and "let the stripper do the work" rather than heat gun it.
Here's a view from the front porch. In my opinion, it looks better already.
close-up of wall
And below is a short of the brackets as they stand right now - 1/2 done.
Next weekend will be a BIG weekend here as we will (finally) be finishing tiling the kitchen and Steve will glue up the shelves and finish them.