Paint your dwelling on the cheap!

Paint is awesome.  Painting your dwelling is the easiest and cheapest way to transform it from ugly to upscale!  I don’t care if I’m only going to end up living in a place for just a couple of years– I want to live in a place I LIKE.

A fresh coat of paint is all it needs!
Psssh!  A fresh coat of paint is all it needs!

When I moved into my new digs, I loved the size of my bathroom, but it was looking pretty shabby.  It hadn’t been painted since the house was built about 10 years ago, and its drab eggshell white walls were covered in scuffs and splotches.  :/

Ugh.
Ugh.
My harworking fella helps me tape everything out!  :)
My hardworking fella helps me tape everything out! :)
Meh.  :/
Meh. :/

A decent gallon of paint to cover all of this will cost you about $30 a gallonbut only if you’re picky.

Seriously…can you even tell the difference between Dusty Beige and Sahara Sand (who comes up with these names, anywho)?  Do you really care what color your walls are as long as they don’t look like crap?

Frankly, the paint chip wall terrifies me.  :/
Frankly, the paint chip wall terrifies me. :/

I’m more frugal than finicky, so I always hit up the Mistint Shelf when I’m about to start a new painting project!

What’s a Mistint, you ask?

A Mistint is a custom color that was mixed at the store, but didn’t quite get the exact right color the original overly picky (and probably verbally abusive) customer wanted.  There’s nothing actually wrong with it.  And mistints only cost $5 a gallon!  Booyah!

Hell yeah!
Hell yeah!
Huzzah!
Huzzah!

Check out that drab & dreary bathroom now!  :)

Wowza!
Wowza!
Short on storage for your necklaces?  Hang 'em on a towel rack with shower hooks!
Short on storage for your necklaces? Hang ‘em on a towel rack with shower hooks!

I loooove my new bathroom now!  Why not start your own mistint makeover this weekend?  :)

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4 thoughts on “Paint your dwelling on the cheap!”

  1. I used to work on a paint counter and you are so right! We also had mistints when the useless guy was on shift. Everytime I had a shift I would inspect the new mistints and there were any colours that looked really horrible I would pump them full of tint to create either a black or a really deep colour (think pink or purple) so people could snap them up for their feature walls! :)

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