Well, by "I" I mean my friend John, who I pay to do my major painting jobs, because he is really good at it, although I did help. (I did some of the first coat, since it doesn't have to be perfect.)
Here's the story. (You'll notice how I resisted saying, "Here's the poop," thus making a silly bathroom joke. Oh, wait, I guess I didn't.) Most of my house is painted a warm cream color. Many people would find that boring, I suppose, but for me, it is soothing--a good background for the artwork, goes with everything, and doesn't trip my "sensory overload" trigger, which tends to be way too sensitive. But there are a few places that I have color--the mudroom, where you enter and leave the house, is a cheerful yellow, and a few years ago, I painted one wall and the door of the bathroom a nice forest green.
That was a mistake.
Anyway, so last summer I painted the stairway upstairs two different shades of blue (a silvery gray-blue and a slightly darker blue), the combined effect of which was that you felt like you were under the ocean. I loved it, and found it soothing, so I finally decided to bite the bullet and redo the bathroom in those colors.
It is surprising how much it cheers me up to have one new pretty room. It's good to start fresh every once in a while. And to celebrate, I even neatened the messy shelves :-). Now I just have to find a new curtain for in front of them, and the room will be set for another 12 years.
Do you like to move things around in your home? And if you could redo one room in your house, which one would it be?