Progress continues to be made on my master bedroom closet makeover. I finally got my painter scheduled to paint the doors. It’s a guy I’ve trusted and used many times over, and he’s always super reasonable. BUT – I made a major mistake this time around.
I didn’t have him come in for a prior estimate, which was stupid in retrospect. Because when he was done painting the seven doors and surrounding trim on those doors, he sticker shocked me with an $880 price tag.
I’ll wait while you pick your jaw up off the floor.
Yes. Eight hundred and eighty American dollars to paint the doors. In comparison, we had a guy come paint our front door a few years back and he spent eight hours just slooooowly detailing every single element, and all he charged was $100.
So the moral of this story is ALWAYS GET YOUR ESTIMATE IN ADVANCE.
Simon: “WOW, those doors sure do appear to have been painted in an exceptionally high quality manner.”
Me, grumbling: “THEY BETTER BE.”
Stay tuned for the final look when we get the hardware in, and I show how I’ve organized the interior to work for our needs.
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