Ladies and Gentlemen -- we have a winner!
My livingroom color is called Eden Prairie (which is also a suburb of Minneapolis... oddities abound) and it is a Behr paint. Yesterday I got the first coat on one wall -- it's going to be great! I had some doubt as I first started rolling it on, but it quickly dissipated. I'll be painting after work this week -- I'll post before and after photos when I finish.
And I think I've decided on a plan for the TV wall. I'm going to cover it in rough cedar pickets. More on that as it progresses...
And the most exciting news -- my work shop! I can no longer call it a shed, as it has far surpassed any likeness to a shed. Red and I worked on it for two and a half days -- quite an undertaking -- but such a great result and very satisfying. I'll post photos soon. Words cannot adequately express... but I owe Red big time.
Word on my back steps is that a necessary part that is on order won't arrive for another three weeks. Disappointing for sure, but it just builds the anticipation and gratitude.