Get Paint For A Fraction Of The Cost


Have you checked out the mis-tinted paint bins at your local home improvement store lately? Last night we were at Lowe's (I'll share our massive list of summer to-dos over the next few weeks . . .) and of course I had to check out the bargain bins.


I found this half full quart of paint for $1 (and bought it of course ~ I have big plans for it!)


Several small sample paints for $.75 (these would be perfect to re-paint a small piece of furniture, I think?)


And a full gallon for only $5 ~ woot!

They didn't have any great deals on brushes, but I just found my favorite Wooster Paint Brush on Amazon for $5.89, so I ordered one to get going this weekend. (My mother-in-law got me started using Wooster paint brushes years ago, they're definitely worth every penny . . . and a great price at $5.89!)


This is my daughter's room that we painted with mis-tinted paint a few years ago ~ I spent $5 to paint the whole room and it was perfect for her! (Now she wants it blue of course . . .)

Always be sure to stop by the clearance bins to see what they're offering, because you never know when the color you've been looking for. We have a list about a mile long of “Honey-Do” projects to start on our house, and I can't wait to share them with you over the next few weeks!



Looking for more tips on how to paint on the cheap? This is one of my all-time favorite topics (because we've painted alot in our homes), and I just love the power of a few dollars of paint to completely transform your home.


Don't miss my absolute favorite paint project of all time . . .



Well, at least my favorite right up there along with this one. (I just love what a little paint and elbow grease can do!)


Do you have any tips on purchasing paint on the cheap in your home? I'd love to hear them, and if you have any to-do paint projects I'd love to know what you're up to!


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  1. Lowe’s has clearance bins?! Any particular area of the store?

  2. Look forward to your massive list of summer to-dos, I am moving into my new home Sep 1st and it needs remodeling throughout, I have between now and the 1st to get it painted. Guess I have to go check out those clearance bins ๐Ÿ™‚ any tips would be great.

    • Definitely watch the clearance bins Carmel! We have remodeled two homes (both while we lived in them ~ that was hard!) so getting it done early will be so nice for you. Truly, the biggest things we stressed over were paint and flooring ~ the paint is cheap, and the flooring makes such a difference! I’ll post my to do list tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Hey there, I linked over from Money Saving Mom, and I just wanted to say “Hi” and chime in on this post. I live here in Austin, Texas, where we are keeping it weird, and sometimes that means some serious savings.
    I just discovered earlier this year, that as a part of our city’s goal to recycle household paints, they have the “ReBlend” project. When unused paints are turned in to the City for recycling, they will take it, consolidate it, filter it, and repack it; offering it up so residents can pick up 3.5 gallon buckets of this paint for free. It’s even low VOC.
    There are two shades available in our area, light and dark beige. But, after calling and asking the program director, it turns out, that depending on what is turned in, these colors actually vary quite a bit. I was informed they can be anywhere from a mushroom brown/beige to a grayish beige, and his wife is in the center often to see what is being mixed up. =D
    So, before I repaint our entire house(and it needs it!) I will be sauntering in every week or so until they have a shade I like, because with 1900 square feet and vaulted ceilings throughout, it’s worth a few trips to the recycling center to save a fortune on paint.
    Here is a link to my city’s program, and it’s worth a look to check and see if your own city offers a similar program.

    • What a cool program Briana ~ I’ve never heard of anything like that but what a smart way to save and recycle! Love love love that idea ~ thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Home Depot also has a mis-tint section in their paint dept.

  5. Glennis Griner says

    Also try Habitat for Humanity Restore.

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