Using a drywall sander is highly recommended- gave us a completely professional finish.
The lower wall is white because Beadboard in being installed there-tongue and groove oak.
The back door is poplar we think. It needs to be sanded some more and stained to match the molding we will have in the kitchen.
Also, we had the stained glass window made for the transom- you can't see it too well here though. Also, this photo shows the floors refinished and our Rejuvenation sconce "The Detroit".
Pantry walls done. Floor not sanded yet- has paint on it and possible water damage.