The bad news: I don't like the color, it's just too saturated/bright. I was going for a robin's egg blue and this is much more tropical than I was aiming for, if that makes any sense.
The good news: The paint only cost $10 on sale, so it's no big deal to buy a different can and try again. I'm leaning toward the following color.
In the living room things are more certain.
Both Mr. Cleaver and I absolutely love the transformation. The original color made the room so dark and den-like - it's so much brighter and more modern now! Eventually I'll make some curtains to cover the lower bookcase and we'll paint the doors to match the trim, but aside from a few touch-ups and painting the built-in's shelves, we're done in this room - which is huge.
Once again, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our friends, who helped out enormously!!