I moved back into the cottage in 2010 after renting it out for a few years. I used a local Real Estate agent to manage it - bad idea as I returned to find the cottage in a neglected state (I won't name the agency because of the 'fabulous' job they did - insert sarcasm here!).
After a much needed clean I finally moved back in and it wasn't long before I was planning the renovation.
The first room to get a mini makeover was the bathroom. Don't you just love the lovely bright yellow walls AND the matching ceiling. I still ask myself 'what were you thinking when you chose that colour'.
Well, what a difference white paint can make.
It was a big job because I had to put 2 coats of undercoat on before I could put 2 coats of paint on - so that the yellow was no more.
It's great because now I don't have to shade my eyes from the bright walls.