I promised pics of the painting to date and here they are. The living room is painted in a sunny but earthy yellow gold color called Aspire 4. Our living room faces east so the setting sun really makes it glow. We painted the hallway the same color. Although it doesn't look as nice with the masking tape and newspaper carpet.
The most dramatic difference is the bathroom. There is nothing like taking a shower in a room with bad grungy paint, rusted lighting, and a cabinet that smells of mildew to make you feel... not clean at all. I found a bathroom cabinet on a curb in South Park just after we closed escrow, Mrs. Greyshade found a new light fixture, actually two of them, on freecycle. We had an old copper and brass faucet we bought long ago at a swap meet for two dollars (it was green at the time). The oak shelves were left over from the condo and the beveled glass mirror is something my mom had in storage. For paint we choose Yolo's Create 2. We wanted a color that harmonized well with the tile and stone but had a slight pinkness so the reflected light of the walls would be flattering to skin tones. The color works really well and, as our youngest puts it, our bathroom is "fancy!" Which is pretty good considering we spent about $60 on it and most of that was on paint.