I had to go crazy bright, to support beautiful paintings they had in the kitchen on both sides. People wanted it bright.
It was fun to go wild with colors, I added touch of poly for durability, but it was hard to move paint.
I felt it was like abstract painting. Music was glaring, too much Chinese food (good one), eating on the porch, last day after a brief rain, my pants got soaking wet from the chair on the porch. It was fast and I miss it already.