Back to my RID. Instead of actually DOING, I while away my time by IMAGINING how I want the room to look. For example, the kitchen isn't done, but I've now set my sights on the bathroom. It's small and we're not changing its size (this isn't our forever home) and it needs everything from a new toilet to new fixtures.
As Mr. FC put it, it needs to be hit over and over again with the Updating Stick.
Nothing fancy. Just updated and pleasant enough so that I can be in there without gagging at the ugliness.
Here's the outdated/icky BEFORE. Trust me, it's far worse IRL. Stained laminate counter, stained off-white toilet, '80's oak everywhere, cracked mirror, & cracked globe lights.