Here she is, in all her vinyl-sided glory.
Our family room (from two angles) with its old brown wainscot and window trim mercifully hidden under some nice, new primer. It smelled as though I was standing inside a giant Sharpie when I took this picture! Sadly not low VOC, but definitely high impact and necessary for my future mental health.
The kitchen, complete with new floors. If you dislike them, please keep it to yourself because I'm in heavy like with them. It's not the love I felt for the walnut floors we saw in a model home here, but they (it?) make(s) me significantly happier than the old flooring. First picture is pre-priming of the window trim. Second picture (sorry it's dark) shows my electrician's talent for installing fixtures as well as gives a glimpse of the shiny new white trim. White = Clean and this house was aching for clean!
Now I have to start entering receipts in Quicken, creating a new category titled "Home Improvements" or perhaps more accurately, "the Great Money Suck of 2008."