I'm going to call that good enough for now, and put off the wall of bookshelves/built in desk that I wanted for the foreseeable future. I think that, as long as Alberta is in such a boom where it's so difficult to find good workers and reasonable human beings, I'd rather stay with the status quo than to risk having the sort of people I've been dealing with in my home.
And so, without further adieu, here are a few pictures of the finished part of the room.
The foyer at the bottom of the stairs
(Note the fancy cat hole beside the door that I made for Winter.)
The front of the room
... I still need to find a proper console to house the tv and its paraphernalia, and a coffee table... window coverings too. But, it's done for now.
Behind the couch is the area that I'm going to pretend doesn't exist. Instead of the wall of bookshelves and built-in desk, it's a 12' x 16' space with blank walls, mismatched furniture and a lot of frustration. It'll have to do for now, because I'm done.
And on the note of being finished, I think it's time to admit that this blog is also done. It was fun while it lasted, and I thank you for reading my ramblings. It's time, though, to wrap up and move on.