I like to think I can DIY. I’ve sanded, painted, installed sinks, plumbed drains, tiled floors, and added a little burlap wreath craft to spruce up my space. But, I know my limits. I can’t fix everything. And I really am afraid of saws… 14 stitches in 8th grade shop will do that to ya). I don’t have the right equipment for every job, either. That means, sometimes I have to call in the pros.
For instance, when we had our roof replaced last March, the previous hail damaged, poorly installed roof was giving us some drippy leaks. The ceiling in my closet was pretty much a hateful yellow spot, and a few lines in the master bedroom were a tell tale sign of a problem. With a toddler, a full time job or two and a working husband, time was money so we hired the neighborhood handyman.
Along with lots of other little jobs around the house, he replaced the droopy sheet rock, patched the awful ceiling pattern (that I can’t wait to be rid of) and painted the whole closet and bedroom ceiling. Now, I was under the impression that the ceiling was white. The impression, I tell you. When I bought the two cans of white paint, I didn’t think it would look different. Like, at all. And I couldn’t have been more wrong.
For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this mid-post picture of the official-handyman-observing Doo. Have paint tarp, will lay and nap. Fortunately, Handyman Mario was a champ and let Dooley follow him around everywhere.
Ok, seriously, here’s the new color…. WHITE. The room looks bigger, brighter, and I am oh-so-happy with the results. I wish I had a side by side photo to show you of the paint difference, but working in a blue room with two different kinds of light was not helping, and I just couldn’t get a good image… I was so enthralled with his perfect paint job, not having to move furniture (and the fact that he got the fence power-washed in the same day) that I hired him on the spot for some other jobs we didn’t have the right tools for.
Future jobs I might need help with? Digging a giant hole for a new tree and replacing some sheet rock. I know I’ve got all the painting and upholstery work covered by myself. What kinds of jobs do you hire help for?