Once I saw the parlor in person again, I knew I could not embrace the Tiki, and just started in on scraping off that Africa inspired grasscloth--a truly filthy job, very time consuming, but it is working. We've got one wall done, know I have to go finish the other 3--exhausting.
The good rooms just need a bit of plaster repair and paint, the living room is in the best shape.
I think Grant Wood is going to win the paint battle in the dining room, I am going to leave the crown molding with his green paint and repaint the walls cream. I am going to use my blue paint in the kitchen instead, but the kitchen is a whole other problem.
The kitchen is awful. It really looks better in a photo than in person. The cupboards are homemade, not in a good way, and faced with linoleum. The picture window is the rooms only saving grace. I've picked out new white cabinets, just waiting to find out if I can afford them.