Those book shelves are coming along. Of course, when neither wall, floor, nor wood are perfectly straight or level, it's not as easy as it looks. There's some shimming here, some planing there, and a lot of wood filler.
Getting the bottom shelf in was the hardest part.
As of tonight, they look like this:
Pardon our mess. There's something pretty to look at in the living room...
Some bling courtesy of IKEA and CB2. The black things are tealight troughs. Now all we need is a dining table.
I also spent some tedious hours meticulously planning out our kitchen (to the inch) on graph paper. Alas, it's just barely too big for our scanner. Maybe I can do it at work.
Incidentally, work is definitely picking up. Just for fun, I'll leave you with a glimpse of what that looks like: