Left side is up! Hooray!
Here is a sneak preview pic
You can see the white-wash pickling stain, and the oak (unstained) bead board (tongue and groove) behinds.
The trim still has to go up of course, and the mantel stuff has to happen. The right shelf is cut, so tomorrow/Monday the sanding and staining of that will begin!
Hooray! Halfway to getting our living room back! :) Also, I will need to pick a wallpaper for behind the floating TV. Exciting. I've never actually picked wallpaper.