At some point in time, the attic in our house was converted into a loft. It's a really neat space with lots of angles, window seats, benches, and exposed brick (the fireplace chimney juts up through the center of the room).
We've had a few roommates live up here, making one half their bedroom, and the other half their living area. It's really rather large as it extends the entire length of the house.
One of the roommates painted it yellow. As in sunshine yellow. Golden arches yellow. It was really bright. We weren't so into it.
Since I'll be moving my office up here to make room for the nursery downstairs, we figured a now was the time to paint it.
5 gallons of paint and 1 month later, we're done. I had no idea how much work it would be. It's a good thing I like it 'cause we're not painting it again. Ever. :)
We'll slowly be making additional repairs and adjustments to the room. Like new carpeting. I envision one day having all the furniture and accessories be black and white. But for now, I'm happy with the fresh coat of paint.