I did, however, uncover this pretty awesome copper window lift, which was covered in paint to a point where you couldn't even see the raised design. I'm pleased as punch about this. I also discovered that our bathroom trim has been painted hot pink, yellow, the eggshell white you see here, and lime green, among others.
Meanwhile, Pixie ate through the vacuum cord, so that's great. We're waging a losing battle with dog hair even when the vacuum works and we use it daily. I can't imagine what we're going to do until we a) fix the cord, or b) get a new vacuum. Again, gross.
Eric is still upstairs trim-trim-trimming. Then he'll caulk and putty. And then I will be able to paint, which is what I've been waiting all weekend to do. While I've waited, I moved all the furniture in the foyer and living room, cleaned the floors, and rearranged everything. This makes me feel very good--like I have a new room or something. The living room looks great. The foyer would be great if all of Eric's crap wasn't laying in the middle of the floor--he took the bike rack off the top of his car this week and couldn't find a better spot for it. Funny. I can think of about 12 better spots for it.
Anyway, you can see the paint color better in this picture. I like it a lot. The Sherwin-Williams Roycroft Arts and Crafts interior paint palette has really helped us out. I become paralyzed/stupid in the face of more than a dozen or so colors to choose from (hence the bright green half bath and insane yellow kitchen...). So this little tool has both assuaged my fears of being non-historically accurate and enabled me to make some bold color choices that I never would have otherwise (hence the mauve foyer, navy blue office, chocolate brown bedroom, orange dining room, etc.).