So why do I feel so unproductive?
Yesterday we hit Sherwin Williams for oops paint. While I browsed sample cards, she cornered painters waiting at the order counter. She explains that I am thinking of doing the work myself, but of course she has never painted a room before. Could he come by and give us a quick estimate?
On the way home we make our guesses. She thinks rolling on two coats will cost $400, and would be well worth that chunk of my budget. I wager closer to $750.
Today we wait around for the appointment. He scans the small living room/dining room combo and the kitchen. The walls are already professionally painted, with no prep work necessary. He scratches the information on a worksheet and hands me the estimate.
Whoa. I had no idea I had been saving us so much money.