Finished getting the first floor and one gable end wall all buttoned up with 7" tongue and groove yellow pine on Monday and suddenly my vision of an 18th century style cabinet shoppe has turned into a 20th century Aspen ski lodge. I believe it's just too much raw wood, but I think with a coat of white paint on all the walls, I'll get back to the look I want. And it should help brighten things up a bit. The floor I will leave with a natural look, but I think I'll put something on it to protect it a little bit. Something that won't cause it to be slick, but yet give it protection against wet feet and the like. Have to do some research on that.
Before any of this can be done however, I need more wood. I went through 560 board feet in no time and just ordered another 600. Hopefully I'll have it in another week or two and can get thing a little closer to finished. I gotta say, it's a little different using a pneumatic flooring nailer on a wall. Not often that you need to use a flooring nailer in conjunction with a ladder. :)