WE ARE FINALLY USING THE UPSTAIRS OF OUR HOUSE. That's right. The bathroom is done and now that the carpet is in, we've moved all our bedroom furniture up. I even have curtains that are from this century. It feels so luxurious. And thanks to Pinterest, I will be making a "family wall" going up the stairwell. Justin and my dad still have to install the doors they made for the hall closet, but that's a minor detail compared to what we started with upstairs.
The pictures don't nearly do the upstairs any justice, but I can tell you it's been a long three years to get to this point. There was wallpaper removal (an ungodly chore btw), painting and trim work, textured ceiling paint, new outlets, new light fixtures, a whole new bathroom install from top to bottom, closet door creation including some stain/shellac work, and lastly the carpet install. All but the carpet was 100% of our labor. I am greatly pleased to have come as far as we have.