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Margaret Josephs Shows Off Her Latest Renovation Project: “Rome Was Not Built in [a] Day”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member revealed what's getting a "full makeover" in her New Jersey home. 

By Cynthia Robinson

Margaret Josephs has a new renovation project in the works. 

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Earlier in April, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member revealed via her Instagram that she's restoring her giant "Tudor front door" in a project that will take three weeks. 

Margaret Josephs reveals her latest renovation project 

"I didn’t think she looked bad for 118 years young but you guys obviously did!" Margaret captioned a video post where she revealed the project timeline for the incredible historical piece. 

"Thankfully [ZK Painting] is going to give her a full makeover!" she said of the professional painter and refinished she hired to do the job. 

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"It is finally time for the Tudor club door to be refinished and be restored to the love and the original state it was once in," Margaret said in the video as professionals took the door of its hinges to be taken away for restoration. 

The New Jersey resident also noted she's had the door "repainted a few times," but "it cracks" from exposure to the sun and elements. She also shared that Kenney's company is doing a "high gloss" on the door to give it that extra special sheen. 

In a more recent Instagram Story, Margaret shared a reel of the door getting stripped and refinished via ZK Painting, "If [you're] wondering the progress of the front door!!" Margaret wrote over the reel, highlighting the intricacy of the process. "Rome was not built in [a] day!" 

Margaret Josephs wood door being renovated to be installed in her home.

The reel in question, shared by ZK Painting's Instagram page, showed the process of stripping the stains and paint detailed what went into the project. 

"Looks like this massive door for [Margaret] was originally stained and clear coated," the account captioned the video. "After we chemically stripped all the old layers of paint we used 60 grit sand paper and a hard pad to sand off the remaining stain and clearcoat. This reveals a fresh layer of wood and to makes everything flat in preparation for the piano black high gloss treatment this door will receive!

They concluded the caption by noting what comes next: "This was the easy part. Next we hand sand all the moldings!" 

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