May I just say that you all are awesome? I really appreciated all of the helpful comments and suggestions about my painting dilemma from yesterday's post! I was really worried about losing my 'thrifty cred' by hiring out some of the painting work to Mario. It's such a relief to know that I have your support in doing so :). As I mentioned in the comments, I think I'm going to try my boyfriend's suggestion of doing one more big push this weekend and then hiring out the rest of the work (oh, and he offered to help!).
In other news, I'm happy to have been awarded two new blog awards this week from my friends at Bromeliad (don't miss her DIY Wednesday posts!) and Chicago Girl Gone Mild (I'm beyond jealous of that awesome city she lives in).