It still has elements of storage as you can see, but now it is tamed into submission!
The rug looks great in the living room! We couldn't put it down right away because the floor guys recommend waiting over a week to put rugs on newly finished floors. I think it really ties the room together! Any excuse to quote the Big Lebowski makes me very amused, but I actually agree with that statement.
We've moved into the bedroom upstairs! These are the blackout curtains I made. We are not morning people, so the blackout part is important. I still need to hem them, as they are pooling on the floor and will become Tosca tumbleweed catchers, but I am happy with how they turned out so far!