Now I know why the evil fairie guarded a very vulnerable sleeping beauty with a thicket of thorns.

They might have tasted good in september

…even if the mighty hero successfully hacks his way through the thicket with his trusty sword (aka The Weed Hacker)…
Dr. Livingston's got nothin' on me

…he’d be too tired to take on the Guard Dragon.
Guarded by a wicket - not a thicket

Dining room happened

Yesterday – this happened.

Not a TRUE before picture – the ceiling faux-tray is already in place, the popcorn is gone, etc…but at least you get an inkling of the Sun King Gold shiny paint.
color me Louis The XIV

THE Mermaid painted all walls, and ceiling, including cutting in trim all day yesterday…twice.

Slate blue

Slate blue #2

I put up trim in the entry hallway, much less impressive to see in a photo.