I can't believe it's taken me four days to post this, since I'm so excited about it!
Dining room in March before we moved in:
Dining room during wallpaper peeling, shortly after moving in at the end of May:
Dining room during painting in early and mid June:
Taking up the carpet after painting all trim but the baseboard, early August:
Still to do in the dining room: Install the new white switch plate and outlet covers; put stuff into the curio cabinet (starting with the nice china I got from my Gommy); get a new chandelier; and hang some art on those walls! Today I got stuff at Michael's to help me do two out of four: the outlet covers are Paul's job, but I got some stands for the plates (instead of just stacking them all - I want to see them they're very simple and pretty!) and some poster mounting glue to fix the big Van Gogh that's all wrinkly in its cheapo frame--I think this will let me use the same cheapo frame but get the picture to stay all flat and nice permanently. Still haven't decided where to hang it, but I'm hoping once I can hold it up to a few places, there will be something obvious. Best guess right now is the wall between the kitchen entry and the pantry door, so I'll still need ideas for the wall to the left of the curio! Maybe some of my many unused landscape and nature photos. And no budget right now for a chandelier, but I think I know about what I want.
Also, thankfully you can't tell in the picture how badly the curtains need to be ironed. I'll do that soon...
We're planning to take up the carpet in the living room this Sunday!! Once that's done and I paint the trim in there, we'll officially be finished with the really big, necessary stuff. OMG.
I didn't continue cleaning the fridge tonight, and I'm OK with that.