Thursday, April 1, 2010

Painting Recap

No gardening last week because of the painting. So, I thought I would take this opportunity to do a run-down of the project. Here is what we did:

3/14/10: We preshopped for the project. We priced out the paint and other things we needed. Also I bought new picture frames for the picture wall and the border. Daily total: $82.45.

3/15/10: We used our credit card rewards to buy more painting supplies. Daily total: $0.00.

3.17/10: We used the rest of our rewards to buy all the primer and the paint: Daily total: $ 122.27.

3/19/10: I bought some more picture frames. Daily Total: $13.13.

3/20/10: We bought a light fixtures, new outlet overs and some electrical supplies. We also rented the scaffold, washed walls and patched cracks. Daily Total: $130.74.

3/21/10: We sanded the repairs and did the final wash down of the walls. Daily Total: $0.00

3/22/10: We primed the walls. Daily Total: $5.85.

3/23/10: We started putting the color on the walls. Daily Total: $ 0.00.

3/24/10: We continued painting and did the faux. Twice:-( We also bought the floating shelves and hung them. We got the twine for the picture wall and the materials we needed to custom frame the windows. Daily Total: $ 147.24.

3/25/10: I finished the faux finish and starting on a full spring cleaning of the room. I vaccuumed, washed the fireplace, the woodwork and the windows. Daily Total: $28.70.

3/26/10: We cleaned the living room carpet and bought more hardware for the custom frame. Daily Total: $77.37.

3/27/10: We put the room back together. We also took back the scaffold and the carpet cleaner. Daily Total: $44.14.

3/28/10: We hung pictures and filled the bookshelves. Daily Total: $25.00.

So there you have it: 13 days/2 people/$676.89. Not bad!!

Now, we still need to custom frame some eagle prints that are going to run us a couple hundred dollars but, that is still redoing a dining room, a living room and a hallway for under $1000.00. Heck, I should be on one of those redecorae on a budget shows on HGTV:-)


Frizzy and Bird said...

Where are the pictures? NEED TO SEE PICTURES...:)

Alicia said...

That is not bad at all! Can you imagine how much you would pay if you hired someone to do that for you?

Candi said...

You totally should! What a great project on a budget!

Sherry said...

Oh, wow! :D

Amy said...

what a lot to do one room.. but when all is said and done it will look amazing..

Braley Mama said...

Great job lady!!! You should have a show called "Susie's Homemade!"

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

You must post pictures!!

blueviolet said...

You really know what you're doing!

Mrs. Blue said...

That sounds AWESOME, but I agree we NEED pictures, really we do, especially me, I am a visual person, pictures are very helpful!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

You have been busy!

Would love to see before and after photos.

4 Lettre Words said...

Proud of you! I have so many projects right now. :o)

inadvertent farmer said...

I have been avoiding that exact chore by playing in the garden. Painting is right after laundry and just above toilets on my list of fun spring things to do!

Thanks for visiting, Kim

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