2005 Un-Gift Guide: A Painted Room

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Gift: An Offer To Help Paint a Room
Price: Priceless

How many friends do you have who would like to do a few things to transform their apartment, but never get around to it? Offering to paint a room is a great gift and a sure way to get them going.

We recommend that it..

  • take place over a weekend.
  • start with a planning dinner on Friday night.
  • end with a celebratory dinner on Saturday night (lotso’ drinks).
  • To start the gift, give them some color ideas. This can be in the form of magazine pictures, color chips or a pre-printed color collection from your local paint shop.

    For painting tips and instructions see this link. For floors, this is a good link.