Painting the staircase room. This room really needed a good paint job, but we haven’t had a chance yet in the 2 and 1/2 years we’ve been in the house. We decided to rearrange some furniture so the room is empty temporarily. So I got up the gumption to start covering up the very boring gray paint. The drabness of the color was compounded by previous residents touching up the gray with a color that was slightly off the original, so there are big sections that look blotchy. The sunny yellow we picked definitely lightens the room and the mood. I still have several walls to finish, and will do that over the next several weekends.