…or, how one room nearly ruined my life.

Stage 1: Denial 
Moving in, May 2011
Stage 2: Anger
Wood floors, June 2012
Stage 3: Bargaining
Selling the giant couch (for nothing, it turns out)
Stage 4: Depression
Removing chair rail, respackling x 3, and painting. Are we making it worse?
Stage 5: Acceptance