Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Well I finally did it. I started a painting project in my new house. Now I'm asking myself why. Why can't I ever just stick to something simple? I know I'll be happy when I'm done, but in the mean time let me just say--why, oh why, oh why? And to make matters worse Waylon decided to help me paint while I wasn't looking and ruined his carpet. Fun, fun. So this leads me to today's SPT....



This week's challenge: find your last receipt from the gas station (or if you are filling up over the weekend, make note of what you spend.) how'd you do? $35.00? $70.00? $100.00+?? what if you could take THAT amount and spend it on something for you?? to make it a little more challenging, let's just say that you can only buy ONE item, and the cost of that ONE item must be within $5.00 of what you spent at the pump.

It costs me about $70.00 to fill up my tank. I would definitely take that money and hire someone to finish this painting project for me. I'm doing Waylon's room in a Huck Finn theme. Do you think I could find someone to paint two faux brick walls and a faux aged wood wall for 70 bucks? I'd love to make his bed look like a raft too, but perhaps that's a bit much. Or is it?


11 comments:

Chris said...

Wow that looks great. That has to be a ton of work. I would want someone to finish it for me. I hope you post the after pictures. I would love to see the finished product.

Dacia said...

Wow, that looks amazing! What a lot of work. I would definately rather have someone else paint it for me, but you're doing a great job! It's going to look great when you're done!

Bren's Life said...

Are you kidding me? You are doing that by hand. It looks Awesome! You are just so talented... His room sounds so cute!

The monkey bunch said...

Wow! That's about all I can say! We move so often that I never have to paint, but we are staying in our home for 2 more years, we just found out and now I am going to have to paint and I am dreading it. Do you think I could find someone to paint the whole house for $70?

Windy said...

Whoa - you are so creative! You'll have to post a picture of how it looks when you get it finished.

Rachel said...

Why is it that I could never just feel like I could spend that on myself? Feels too irresponsible. Love the painting job! Can't wait to see the pictures of the finished job!

Tilane said...

That is quite the project you have! I myself would definitely pay someone for that job. Good luck.

Melinda said...

It looks great Jeanette!! Good luck! Melinda~

TheShumWAYS said...

How is it coming? Are you stamping on the bricks or how are you doing it? I am proud of you for starting decorating your house so it can feel like yours!

lelly said...

oh, you MUST show *after* photos of this room!!

Alisa said...

I too would love to see after photos- and a "how to"-
Good luck with finishing- its the end of the projects that get me!