In the meantime, we bought two wall lights and the new receptacles, light switch and covers (white).
These lights are marketed as outdoor lights but I knew when I saw them in the store, I had to have them in my house somewhere. There will be one above the desk and one above the bed.
We decided on a paint color for the walls. It is a very light blue, called "Crystalline".
We also have a solution for the closet doors. By putting the curtain rod inside the closet, we will save ourselves at least $50.00.
Until we find a rug, our other purchases/decisions (floor paint color and curtain colors) are on hold.
The bed is sanded and as soon as weather permits, I will paint it. Scott finished removing the staples from the floor, countersunk the screws in the floor and started filling the holes and cracks with putty.