Paint is a bit expensive. I usually am cringing when I go to pick up some paint and realize that the DIY project I was planning won’t be so cheap after all. That’s why I felt like I had won the jackpot when the salesperson mentioned that they had certain “reject” paint on sale. I am talking $4.99 a gallon sale. Sweet!
The paint color mixer (or whatever you would call it) had broken in the store a few weeks back and certain colors hadn’t dispensed when they were supposed to, resulting in a lot of colors that weren’t what the customer wanted. The funny thing about these colors? They all seemed awesome to me! I felt like I was in Rudolph arriving at the island of misfit toys looking at all the rejected paint and seeing that someone could still love the colors (I know, a bit dramatic for paint). I snagged a great eggshell white gallon and had to mentally repeat that I didn’t need any more paint about a million times while the sales guy went out back to get the requested paint for me. I succeeded in leaving with just one gallon, but what a steal!