I feel like I have a brand new living room. What a difference a coat of paint makes! It was brown before and it just felt like it dragged me down. And now I have a light powder blue (caribbean mist, actually) and my spirits feel completely uplifted. I smile every time I walk in the room now.
And the hallway, which was also brown, is now a light cream. Perfect. It feels good to have light colors in our small space.
There's still more to be done. I haven't put anything back on the walls yet. And the blue floral "curtains" above are just pieces of fabric pinned up.
But I am happy!