Next time I say that we're planning some home improvement project during the holidays, tell me "NO!" Hit me over the head if need be.
I've learned my lesson.
My husband removed more drywall and discovered light.
Do you see that bit of sky peeking through our wall? Yes, sky.
Builders, builders, builders...is all I can mutter.
On a good note however, my husband and children (I was knitting feverishly so couldn't help) finished the floor on Christmas Eve... yeah!
P.S. - We decided on a warm dark gray paint for the fireplace wall. It was difficult finding a neutral color that looked good with both the (ugly) fireplace brick and the new flooring. But I think this one will work. Eventually, we'll replace the fireplace insert...