I put "finished" in quotes because, of course, we have a few things left (baseboards in the closets, hanging up the hallway light, paint touch up, installing a stair runner). But that's OK. We can live upstairs and do those things.
More than anything, both of us are looking forward to living somewhere with color after seven years of "landlord white."
"Seven years!" people exclaim when I tell them. Yeah, well. We never really had much of a formal timeline. And in addition the remodeling the second floor, we replaced the windows, front door, front porch, fence, roof and siding, front walkway, landscaping, and HVAC.
And we fixed assorted things that broke all over the place - sinks, toilets, ceilings that came crashing down.
And we enjoyed life. We went on vacation - including two times overseas. We got bikes and rode them all over the place. We celebrated weddings and birthdays with our family. We had friends over and went to see movies and concerts.
So with all of that, seven years doesn't seem too bad to me.
Now for the pictures.