FIRST -- BEFORE PICS. Here is the wall when we bought the house -- it's the wall in the back, through the arch, covered in plaster, awful wallpaper, and (shudder) baby blue trim.
Here is the wall after the plaster had been chipped away. As I said in my last post, it was like this for months.
Here is the wall now:
And with the dining set moved out of the way:
I still obviously need to prime and paint the trim, and I need baseboard and crown molding (which I can't put up until I've sorted out threading another wire into that light switch). But there it is. Got me some pride.