I've been in that room most of three years, and my roommate/landlords just got contractors in to add ventilation to all the bathrooms... and redo my walls! So I packed up my bedroom completely into my sitting room, packed myself off to rmd's, and drywall, plaster, and paint were applied to the walls. Three weeks later, I'm back, the room is... well, more pink than I intended, actually (I was aiming for more gray/neutral blended into a dusty rose, but it's quite rose), but it's smooth-walled and warm-hued and clean and this weekend I'm re-colonizing it. :)
Cue the working music!