After the demolition, the spackling, the scraping, the sanding, the painting, the assembly...
taken with iPhone
The in-process view... No one remembered to take a "before."
Take my word for it, it was dark and cluttered and unappealing. JE was lobbying for someone to bail her out of the gloom and into the light. Mom to the rescue, along with a huge amount of help from her in-laws and some hands-on assembly by MA. Oh, and quite a few Dad dollars!