Have I told you guys lately how much I love you. Love. My favorite thing about the internet is knowing that there are a whole bunch of other people out there who would have literally fallen off their chair and hit their head when handed a quote for having their kitchen painted that rang in at…
Five thousand one hundred and sixty-seven dollars.
I had to do a little Lamaze breathing after that.
The vast majority of people guessed between $1000-2000, and that’s about where my expectation was. I thought, eh, I’ll probably be willing to pay if it comes in around $1200, but $17/1800 would probably be pushing it. So clearly I had no idea what the range would be, but even so, $5k is like a secondhand tractor, or a complete teardown and rebuild of the master bath. I am definitely not going to spend that on painting the kitchen when I can do it myself and it will only cost me 14 bottles of wine and eight new gray hairs. Right?
So anyway, the winner of yesterday’s impromptu Price is Right: Kitchen Painting Edition is..
Nancy, it absolutely makes my day to be able to contribute to your own tool fund, or paint fund, or whatever-strikes-your-fancy-at-Lowe’s fund, although I’m rooting for a new tool
As far as painting the kitchen goes, I’m in the process of getting a second quote (this time from a guy with a sprayer) and I’m hoping the price comes in at a level that doesn’t result in me needing stitches.
Now to make myself feel better about the fact that I won’t be coming home to a painted kitchen tomorrow, I’m going to go rip out some carpet from somewhere in the house. If there are two things I know for sure about DIY 1.) it’s cheaper to do it yourself, and 2.) demo will always make you feel better.