I hate masking for painting. :-P We finally bought some paint for the walls in the kitchen, and hopefully sometime this week we'll have the masking and cleaning finished, and can finally get a little color up on the walls in the house. The plan right now is for each room to have a theme to it; the kitchen is going to be an italian-style kind of thing, with a lot of greens and tans along with some coffeehouse oil paintings we found at a local art gallery. The living room will probably end up as a modern glass and stainless steel look, with black and blues dominating. The bedroom is already done up in an Asian theme, with reds and browns and some cool bits and pieces we've picked up over the last few years; the upstairs bathroom currently borrows the same theme. The downstairs bathroom will probably end up with a traveler motif; maps and such, along with the postcards I collect every time I go someplace new. The front room will probably take a mix of yellow and orange, with furniture being added "as we find it"; right now, it's basically a useless room, and it'll probably turn into an area where we can sit with guests and generally fall down into when we get home from work. ;-)
That's the inside. Sometime this summer, we also want to put in a rough stone
patio off the back of the house with a trellis. I'm hoping to do a pond of
some kind in a year or two, but that's likely dependant on the temperament
of 42 (our dog) by then.