When Eric has to leave for several days on business, I take the opportunity to work on a big project around the house. It keeps me busy, I can make all the decisions, and then it's a nice surprise for him when he gets home.
My downstairs bath was driving me crazy. Very boring, and I just couldn't decide what to do with it. I painted it a light khaki, but mistakenly used flat paint, so I had to repaint anyway. I left the ceiling the same color, repainted the walls the same color as the trim (a very light cream) and them added some molding detail and crown molding.