I sewed the valences and got them up (although they somehow turned out to be different lengths, so I'll have to fix that at some point). We shopped around for several hours looking for things to decorate with, and I think it turned out pretty good.
I'm not big on fancy "decor" so part of me feels a little funny in there still. I'm sure I'll get used to it, and eventually it won't feel like I'm sitting in a (very small) home-show dining room.
Now we just need to get the cabinets all finished.