I likey - minus the tchotckes. And granny chair. And painting.
I did it; painstakingly took apart our built-ins, and tackled them with a paintbrush all weekend. See here for before pictures. It still needs another coat of paint. I am going for a clean look like the all-white corner pictured above.
And our dining room and living room are both in a state of flux. And I keep hitting my head on the underside of our chandelier (isn't that always the case?).
But it was definitely the right decision! Photos to follow soon...