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Old 04-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #81
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Just for Laurie--not sure if it's on this thread or the one I posted a link for above, but I had mentioned I buy plastic wrap and aluminum foil in bulk from a restaurant supply store-

Yesterday I finally finished the box of plastic wrap I opened in January of 2006. Just think of all those empty boxes I didn't throw away and the number of garbage bags I saved!

On another note, in a recent thread several ladies and I were discussing decorating/colors. I mentioned my dh and I were working on our downstairs bath and I was going to paint the upper walls turqoise and paper the bottom half. Well, after trying out a small area, I decided I didn't like the turquoise with the wallpaper (I used Studio Paint for my sample swatch). So, after investigating all our leftover paints from when we first moved in here, I discovered a whole gallon of peach which we had used in my husband's den. It's a deep tone and matches beautifully with the floral print, so today I painted like mad. The final product looks gorgeous with the chandelier. Still have to do another coat tomorrow--if the old bod holds up.

So, if you have a painting project to consider, try using your craft paints to try out a sample and then check out your hoard of leftovers before running off to the DIY store.

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Just for Laurie--not sure if it's on this thread or the one I posted a link for above, but I had mentioned I buy plastic wrap and aluminum foil in bulk from a restaurant supply store-

Yesterday I finally finished the box of plastic wrap I opened in January of 2006. Just think of all those empty boxes I didn't throw away and the number of garbage bags I saved!

On another note, in a recent thread several ladies and I were discussing decorating/colors. I mentioned my dh and I were working on our downstairs bath and I was going to paint the upper walls turqoise and paper the bottom half. Well, after trying out a small area, I decided I didn't like the turquoise with the wallpaper (I used Studio Paint for my sample swatch). So, after investigating all our leftover paints from when we first moved in here, I discovered a whole gallon of peach which we had used in my husband's den. It's a deep tone and matches beautifully with the floral print, so today I painted like mad. The final product looks gorgeous with the chandelier. Still have to do another coat tomorrow--if the old bod holds up.

So, if you have a painting project to consider, try using your craft paints to try out a sample and then check out your hoard of leftovers before running off to the DIY store.

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Love these ideas, thanks Rainsong! Need to go check out the restaurant supply store in town anyway. I try really hard to use as little plastic wrap and foil as possible, but at least clean foil is recyclable here.

Love the idea of using craft paints to try out a color! And to use up any old paints you already have first.


I had two gallons of brand new, pale lavender paint when I moved here, I had very small kids then and hadn't gotten around to painting my bedroom when I had to move 300 miles away at short notice. The company my hubby got the job with paid for a moving company and they wouldn't move the paint. I ended up donating it to Habitat for Humanity in Portland, OR and they used it to paint a girls' room in a new house and she loved it!
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