our house was built in 1987. it has all of the wonderful features of an 80's house including the "sunken" family room. oak trimmed white melamine cabinets, popcorn stucco ceilings, grey/white ceramic tile laid in a herringbone pattern and grey bathroom fixtures. On the bright side, at least they aren't pink! Oh, and the fireplace, it was hideous! purple/mauve ceramic tile surround.
we are slowly removing the 80's. first we painted out the oak trim on the cabinets which will do until we can afford a kitchen overhaul. and while there is nothing we can do about the sunken family room we did re-design and re-do the fireplace surround.
now we are working on the front entry way which will be Jay's first experience laying ceramic tile. such a small yet huge improvement. We've taken of the useless French door that was just in the way. why a 4X6 entry needs a French door is beyond me...He has even scraped off the "popcorn" on the ceiling. The new sub-floor has been laid and next we paint before laying the new tiles.
the paint colour we picked is "Surf" it's a Sarah Richardson for Para colour. It will also be going in the powder room when we re-do it. And the tiles are just a stone effect neutral beige porcelain. while they aren't overly exciting, it will look so nice when it's all done.
of course, i'll post pics...eventually!