Thank you I Sew Cute and lady4feet
I was really surprised with how much more light the window gave off after I removed the cupboards on either side. I sometimes wish I could fast forward to the end product but I also love doing all the projects so much and, even more, being able to say that I did it myself
Here are some updates
Here I've gone and made templates from my collection of artwork and I'm arranging my gallery wall. I never would have thought to try it this way but after finding a tutorial of sorts it took away a lot of guesswork
I've had time to prime both newly paneled doors but wanted a pic with just one so the comparison would be better.
While I was poking around the garage and boat shed I happened on an old lifesaver and a couple oars...perfect for wall art! I've gotten the lifesaver up but am still trying to figure out how to best mount the oars.
I purchased some new dark wooden curtain rods and put up curtains that I recycled from two houses ago. The curtains are very dear to me because they are the last project I worked on with my mother before she passed. I love that I can use them here
I also pulled the area rug from my neighbor's garbage last summer, it needed a good cleaning and it is a little small for the space but the color is spot on and I may be able to use it elsewhere
I'd love to have an oval braided rug in blues&browns but holy $$$$!
Also, call me crazy but I've been doing a lot of decorating while I still have to actually paint the walls and finish cleaning/painting the ceiling but I considered that if I did something I didn't like I could patch any holes and try again without mucking up a new paint job
The last little project I want to show for now is my kitchen cabinet feet, I've just primed all but one of them, which needs a few more cuts, but here is a photo from when I was dry-fitting...I'm very excited to see the end product and what kind of difference they make. I have not quite figured out if I should paint the actual toe-kick a darker color to simulate a deeper shadow or just leave it white (like the cabinets).