Paint Deals: Thoroughly Thrifty Thursday

Thoroughly Thrifty Thursday

This past weekend, Melinda and Michael finally had the opportunity to start working on the transformation of their garage. In case you missed the post, here’s what it started out looking like:My Messy Garage

And one day soon you will get to see more, but here is a sneak peak to give you a hint at what is happening:Sneak Peek

As you can see in the “before” garage picture, there are some cabinets on the walls left over from a kitchen remodel several years back. They really have not been as useful as they could be for cabinets, so Melinda decided to remove the cabinet doors and just have open cabinets. The dark colored wood was not inspiring for the soon to be playroom, so it was off to Lowes to find paint.

In an earlier post, we talked about checking the remnant bin at the fabric store when you are working on a project that doesn’t need a large piece of fabric. Well, we decided to check out the “remnant” bin in the paint section at Lowes. Mistint paint

Turns out there was a small can of mistint white semi-gloss paint that would work perfectly! And she saved over $10 buying it this way!cabinet paint

Next time you are planning a paint project, whether a room or piece of furniture or craft project, check out the mistint paints, or “oops” paint at your local paint store before heading to the paint chips. You just might find something that you like and will save a lot of money at the same time. Be sure to check what kind of paint it is, flat, semi-gloss, etc. to make sure it will be suitable for your project.

Now for another sneak peak at the finished cabinets:


The back of the cabinets are “wallpapered” with scrapbook paper to add fun!


Paint Deals: Thoroughly Thrifty Thursday — 1 Comment

  1. I am involved in this project and I have to admit that it’s coming along great! I won’t give anything away but I appreciate all the help from my buddy Chuck Puckett. One of these days I’m going to write an article about the scripture “Two is better than one.” We “nailed” it!