In the meantime, here's a look at the living room evolution to date.
What I'm calling the before... The previous owners left the TV rack above the fireplace. We won't be needing that since we don't plan to have a TV in the living room.
And after a couple of coats of paint...
This angle is the front door and foyer, so the dresser will be perfect to hold all kinds of "out the door" items.
It's amazing what a difference some paint can make...
The paint color is Grey Ghost by Olympic. I actually went for the darker shade I had sampled. It is surprisingly lighter than I had imagined. I'm glad. After I bought the two gallons, I had a bout of fear that the color would be too dark for what I was trying to achieve.
Still on the living room list... painting the bookcases, artwork for over fireplace, rug, coffee table, hang frames, and some chair swap outs.
It's a good thing I have until forever to get this home done, I'm going to need it.