After we finished painting my meditation room together, Mr. Darcy and I wearily looked at each other in our sweaty, paint-splattered clothes and agreed we needed to hire professionals to tackle the downstairs paint job.
The downstairs consists of a second living room, Mr. Darcy’s nerd space, our master bedroom, a “dressing area” as I like to call it (that will some day be transformed into a walk in closet for me), a laundry room, and a bathroom. It expands the entirety of the house so it’s big. The meditation room is basically the size of the laundry room and that wiped us out. So you can see why we hired painters, no?
What would have taken us an entire weekend, including roping in our friends, bribing them with booze and pizza, buying all the equipment, guessing how much paint to buy (and subsequently having to return to Home Depot mid-paint job because we would have guessed wrong), took two professionals under 5 hours and under $500. That includes their hourly fee and the paint. All we had to do was put the room back together not waste time cleaning rollers and cursing under our breath. (Okay, maybe Mr. Darcy did some cursing while we were moving all our stuff into the center of the rooms because he had to dismantle the nerd cave which has a lot of little men and assorted figurines.)
We went from what I lovingly referred to as The Beige Cave to some contrasting color and lightness. The original color we chose was Martha Stewart’s Cumulus Cloud. Because they only did one thick coat, it seems a little bluer than I thought it would be but it still looks great. It really brightens up the rooms.
Please excuse the lack of decorating we’ve done. We’re taking baby steps because, well, we have mounting doctors bills and a wedding we’re still paying for (eek!). Once we get the downstairs living area set up, I’ll give you a better up close & personal tour of it.
Professional movers and painters- the best money I’ve spent as a grown up.