I'd picked out a base colour for the walls and upper cupboards and a choice of 2 colours for the upper cupboard doors. The brown laminate needed to be sealed, the now exposed laminated walls needed to have the staples removed and the holes filled and sanded and then sealed ready for the Top Coat. I was keen to get the Ceiling installed whilst waiting for the flooring to arrive. At this point it had taken 4 weeks and still no flooring. The upper cupboards and walls would need to be painted so the ceiling could be glued up. It was taking FOREVER !!!
In the meantime I was having the same problems as I did with Annie's reno - finding a tradesman to build and install cabinets. The fellow who built Annie's cabinets had so much work on that he was unable to assist. I finally found someone who could handle the job, but with the flooring not even in the country, I would have to put off any major work until they arrived. I also decided that installing the ceiling panels would have to wait till after the cabinets were installed. Sawdust and the chance of them being dislodged by wayward timber was foremost in my mind. Waiting . . . . waiting . . . .
So it was back to what I could achieve in the short term, which was a lot of painting.