Still far from what I had in mind.
I had more in mind white walls throughout the house. The plaster cracks throughout the house were long and deep and require skim coating. The ceilings in several rooms had large areas where it had come down. So we drywalled and skim coated in the living room and hall but it was not cheap. We didn't think the walls were too bad in the dining room but surprises came when the wallpaper came down and the drywallers were gone. The cost is almost like having drywall put over the walls. The darker paint did cover my vain attempts at skimcoating. We drywalled every ceiling throughout the main portion of the house. You have to appreciate drywall guys. It is a hard, dirty job. And we thought our necks hurt. Try drywalling a 14 foot ceiling.
We picked out a very soft shade of white with a hint of pink for the ceiling. Sometimes I just want to lay on the tabletop and stare at it. It is amazing to me.
We have come a long way in a years time. The floors have been finished by my darling hubby. The walls and ceilings have been painted and the trim has been painted several times. FYI Make trim board the last thing you do. I painted it before we did the walls. Then painted it again to cover the burgandy hits from the wall, then Dave did the floors, and I painted it again. I can just hear the person who decides to strip the trim when we are no longer around.....
"Can you believe the layers of paint???"
Why yes....I can
Meet me in the living room.
What do you think of the rug I found.
Home Goods.....are they not the greatest?