Jepson Floors came and sanded and sanded and sanded. I didn't think there would be any floor left! But they revealed a super pretty maple floor. It even has some random bird's eye maple planks in it. Then they put a "neutral" stain on it to warm it up. They have been great, even coming by on a Sunday to put the first coat of high traffic poly on the floor so that husband could start hanging the cabinets this week. Thanks again Mary Fran for the recommendation!
The walls. The walls. I LOVE them! All of your comments were so amazingly helpful. I wavered between your suggestions of red and slate blue. But in the end Judy reminded me that yellow and slate blue were the colors I put on the blog and so I must like them together. Doh! So the blue won out! It looks awesome next to the Concord Ivory (yellow) halls.
The living room is a solid wall of half assembled Ikea cabinets right now. Husband was up late into the night cursing the directions that made him insert a slvovergann too far into a varswegan hole. Or something like that. I hope he hangs some up on the wall soon!