We stopped the kitchen work for a little while because I wanted to have the living room painted before I put up the Christmas decorations. So, while Jason was off work during the Thanksgiving holiday, we primed & painted the living room.
First, we took down the clunky wooden "valances":
I washed the windows, see the black grime left on the paper towels? ICK!
The first coat of primer:
Taping the windows and trim:
Beginning to paint:
Covering up the last bit of bare primer:
The finished room (I still need to make curtains) all decorated for Christmas: