Marc and I have been very busy the last couple of days. First, Marc finished sanding and staining the floors. They look TERRIFIC! We weren't sure how the heart pine would accept a darker stain because the rest of the house's pine has a natural finish, but I love the contrast. Here it is with 2 of the 4 topcoats on it. These photos don't even do it justice.
Then Marc completed the drywall finishing and then put up the new picture rail and the shoe mold on the base to get ready for me to paint. I got busy painting. Here's a before and after:
Paint color is Ben Moore Kalamata (like the olives) and the ceiling and upper wall is decorator's white. This photo gives the most true-to-life color representation:
Check out how we can finally open those french doors after 9 months of having them closed! Tuna freaked out.
On the plate for tomorrow is clearing out the dining room and assembling cabinets in there for me and building the custom cabinet bases for Marc. Fun!