okay, I won't show photos of the splodey office but I will show a few of the new space.
Why yes, that is an avocado kitchen circa 1975. It's the Awesome!
thanks to hubs and FIL for priming the whole main section, walls and ceilings :) next up is a coat of probably light grass green or maybe a blue-gray paint on all the white walls, the paneling will stay natural... not sure about the color choices yet. The place looks so bright compared to the old faded/grayed walls and slightly yellow tinged ceiling. I'm trilled with the results so far.