Edited without softened background.
Edited with softened background.
In the edited photos, I cloned the entire wall and the molding at its base from the small strip you see next to the door in the original. This was extremely tedious! If I had been using photoshop I believe I would have been able to clone the wall from another photo, one with a bigger sample. This would have been especially helpful with the molding, which it was impossible to create a realistic extension of. Still, I had a lot of fun and even with the wonky molding I like the edited picture much better!