With the front room almost finished, we decided to paint the whole first floor to make it all look nice. We can't afford to rip all the walls out and insulate right now, but at least all the rooms look nice. The kitchen has been painted the same as the dining room, but I don't have any of those pictures here. In the dining room, we refinished the floor to match the front room, but we left the railing as it was. It's beautiful, but now it really stands out against the new paint colors. I can't wait until we get the molding and tile in the front room. But for now, it's perfect. And yes, I actually did help!