This remodeling – no matter how slight it is – is not cheap, if you’re doing it right!
I went to Lowe’s after work today (and after my hair appointment, because you know that’s important.) With some help from the paint lady, I found my way to the spackle. I found nail hole filler (under $3 for a tube) and a tub of spackle (about $6). I grabbed a cute paint tray/roller/brush kit (for $17 – on clearance and it has 11 pieces) and made my way back to the paint lady. The helpful lady then directed me to the primer. I went with a can of KillzII (Not sure what the difference is between regular, II and premium, but I didn’t need the premium.) The primer cost $15. Then I remembered we needed to paint the ceiling. A call to my mom helped, and I grabbed a quart of ceiling paint ($9.) I also grabbed an eco-friendly drop cloth and a roll of tape. Add to it a caulk gun and caulk, and my original total was about $72. Lucky for me, I had a $10 coupon, so I spent $61.
I can use the nail hole filler throughout the house, and the caulking gun will come in handy as well. I’ve been tearing up the cheap caulk and need to re-do that completely in the kitchen, and possibl in other rooms. The paint tray and that whole kit can be re-used, so I guess it’s not so bad. It’s just the initial shock of paying more on these supplies than I did on my hair.
But my haircut/color is only going to last about 8 weeks. I’m hoping this paint job lasts a few years.