Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Dreaming of a Redo

Before we began law school, we enjoyed the benefits of home ownership. We had a cute little condo in a quaint little Danish village on California's central coast. Over the years, we remodeled it bit by bit. It was hard work, but we loved it. Now, we're in a quirky little rental home on the East Coast that has a kitchen is rather reminiscent of the one in Mad Men, only aged by a few decades. Needless to say, I dream about ways we could redo this house. It has potential.

One thing this rental desperately needs is a new paint job. We recently got permission to repaint it...provided that the owners approve the colors and that our paint job looks good. Brett and I had to laugh because seriously, how could we make it look worse than it already is? Case in point...where the wall meets the baseboards in the dining room.

The only thing we can figure is that they planned to replace the baseboards and just never got around to it! As one who grew-up with a perfectionist house-painter father, I just could not imagine leaving a paint job like that. For days after we moved it, I just shook my head each time I walked through the dining room.

As for repainting, I'm not sure if we will do it or not. I'd love to, but at this point we really need to save our money for, you know, things like law school, housing and food. But, if I were to be given the money for a makeover, I'd totally do it! I just about NEVER win anything, but I would love to win this giveaway for a $1000 Visa Gift Card and a $200 Sherwin-Williams Gift Card that I read about at Organizing Made Fun. Oh, would that be amazing or what? I've been reading a lot about the Sherwin-Williams Chip It Tool, and it would be so fun to use it and makeover a room. We could give the dining room a much-needed paint makeover!

But, I guess until I win the giveaway or find the extra money for paint, I can just play around with Chip-It and dream of a future redo.


FishMama said...

Mistints!!! We painted our entire Olathe house with mistints, for about $2 a gallon. If you have time, then you could do it for pretty cheap.

Janel said...

Yeah, I've been meaning to check out the mistints. The only catch is that we'd have to get color approval. I suppose that if they really are only $2/gallon, it wouldn't be too much of a waste if they didn't give us approval.