Our guy got up a couple coats of paint so that we could approve our color choices. I am thrilled.
The walls are a really nice neutral gray. You can see up close (with our new floors!). The true color, looks darker, but it is very light and neutral on the walls.
As you can see, we decided ( from advice from our guy) not to paint the entire paneled ceiling, just the beams. We really love love it - it feels updated with the white beams and it provides a nice contrast with the paneling.
Our front window looks great, now - the white trim really brightens everything up.
For reference, here's what it looked like before:
The family room also looks completely different with primer on the walls. So much bigger.
And, our kitchen is turning white! Also very exciting :).
We are so happy with the decision to raise up the ceiling. Now that it's all up, it look like it's always been there, and it makes such a difference.
Painting will hopefully be done by Thursday, and then I'll be coming in to prep for painting upstairs this week.
Less than 2 weeks until move in!