We've been busily researching, brainstorming, sketching, deciding, running to Lowe's, getting quotes, second-guessing ourselves, shopping at antique stores, running back to Lowe's, painting, sanding, cutting, measuring, running back to Lowe's, hiring, re-brainstorming, and running back to Lowe's.
And finally we're beginning to see the first steps of progress in our home renovations.
For example, this was our foyer yesterday:
Meanwhile, I have been re-painting our dining room table and chairs. Here is what I have been doing for a large portion of my day, every day, for lo this many days:
Since we have been without dining room furniture for a few weeks, we have been eating on our card tables.... but one of them was so bad, I decided I should go ahead and give IT a makeover, too.
Will post more pictures as we have them....