So I got the walls cleaned and sanded, and two coats of primer put on in the entry way. Amazing how much light will come in when the walls aren't dark grey or burgundy. The cabinets are made and will be installed tomorrow.
Instead of trying to save the little bit of hardwood flooring, we're ripping it out and making the entire floor the same tile as the tile in the kitchen. I think it will look much nicer.
Looking forward to having this all done.