Mission Not Impossible

The goal is to get my family in a house of our own by Christmas! I've got an imaginary board of directors to help and I'm willing to do whatever is legal and moral to make this happen! If a guy can get a house with "One Red Paperclip," I think I can do it too!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Plethora of Painting Possibilities...

Our first bid for a complete inside paint job was $7,000. Our next bid by another professional painting buddy was $4,300 based basically on $1.45 a square foot. I'm assuming that's based on the rough figure of 3,000 square feet of home space I quoted him. Both are more than we're going to be able to spend. Our budget was $3,900 but I'm guessing that's closer to $2,000 after our contractor added some cushion to our other bids. Reading back over this, it is sounds so boring! Paint isn't boring it's exciting! All those fun and fanciful colors grace the displays in hardware stores and are irresistible to those of us seeking an affordable pizzazz in our lives. Cool names like Dover Grey and Wedding Veil adorned our last house with Mallard Green for the shutters. I think those were from Benjamin Moore but I'm not quite sure. After all it's been a good ten years since we've done a major painting project. We're figuring that we'll probably end up doing some painting ourselves. We're doing the carpet removal and some floor prep. I'm a pretty good masker and general painting assistant. Renting a spray gun is about $65 and we should be able to spray the house in one day if everything is taped and masked and ready to go.... The sweetest deal I've found so far is a basic paint light cream or on the brown side for $8 a gallon in bulk. This is good Sherwin Williams Paint from a painting company that mixes together all their leftovers and wholesales it to selected parties. We happen to know the right people and can take advantage of this amazing price! Even with this super sweet deal it's not cheap to paint the whole interior. Our painting buddy estimates it'll take 60 gallons of paint which comes to $480 and another estimate was maybe twice that. Looks like we might not get fresh paint on the ceilings but they really don't get very dirty and the former animal smell is fading as visitors come and the place airs out more. We will be rolling on the primer for a couple of very dark brown walls. I'd probably just do a fancy glaze on them but John can't stand that particular color so it's going to be eliminated post haste. So much for paragraph breaks that won't show up! Thanks for visiting and I can't wait start really working on things! Vickie

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