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How to get your Painting Project Done!

When we built our house 6 years ago, we chose a medium khaki tan color for the walls in all the main areas, bedrooms and bathrooms. (The only rooms that got a different color were the children’s rooms and my office.) We spent a significant amount of time testing samples before finally selecting the color. Unfortunately, sometimes you just don’t know how a color is going to turn out until you have actually painted a room! The original color we chose, while nice- definitely has a slight green cast to it. (You can see what I mean in this shot from my kitchen.)

Oh well. Lesson learned: Always a good idea to test one room before painting an entire house one color.

It’s been on my mind for a few years now to repaint the main areas of the house in a different color. After much back and forth; we decided, what the heck, let’s repaint hubby’s office. It would be a great room to test a new color. It has the same dark woodwork as the rest of the house and the room is kind of separate- so even if the color wasn’t right for the rest of the house, it wouldn’t seem awkward to have this room a different color.

We tested multiple shades of gray on a wall in the office, and finally settled on a “greige” color. (Greige is a trendy new term, referring to a mix of warm grey/beige.)



After settling on a color, the project just kind of stalled…


We’d been so busy lately, neither one of us had the motivation to do the actual work of painting the room. We did call the one painter that had done work for us before, but he was too busy to help us with the project. (Really I think it was too small of a project for him.) So 5 months later… The office had still not been painted.

That’s when I discovered Thumbtack!



Thumbtack is the online destination to help you get things done! You can go to Thumbtack for anything you need. (Learn a new language, get in shape, remodel your home, hire a dog walker, plan an event, paint a room or your entire house, etc.…) Get free custom quotes and you’ll have all the information you need to hire the right pro for your job.

To find your professional, all you have to do is, visit Thumbtack and fill out a simple form.

Great experience using Thumbtack to get my paint project done!


The form will ask a few detailed questions about your project. Then Thumbtack will send your request out to skilled professionals who will follow up with a quote for your project.

Great experience using Thumbtack to get my paint project done!

Thumbtack will give you all the information you need to make the right hiring decision: custom quotes, information about the professional (years of experience, times hired on Thumbtack, contact info and many will even have a little Q and A filled out so you can learn more about them) plus most importantly, lots of verified customer reviews.

Within a few hours of my request I had three quotes to review. After reading the reviews on Thumbtack of all the painters and consulting with the hubby, I hired Colors by Dusty to complete my project. We emailed a few times and I had her scheduled to come to my house within the week to paint. It was so EASY! (Just a side note- Dusty was awesome! She was arrived on time and finished the job quickly. She even gave me a few quotes on a couple of other painting projects. We will definitely be using her again and I highly recommend her.)


Great experience using Thumbtack to get my paint project done!

How did the office turn out?

You be the judge. I snapped this shot this morning. What do you think on the grey- yay or nay?


What I like most about using Thumbtack was how easy they made it to find a professional to help us out. Our office paint job was actually completed a few weeks ago and since then, we had an issue with one of our ac units and needed to get someone out to service them. I immediately called 2 different ac repair companies we have used before and was told from both the wait would be 3 t0 4 weeks before I could get on the schedule. (It is July in Texas after all.) Then I remembered this was the exact type of service I should be using Thumbtack for! I filled out the request and had a reputable repair company out the next day!


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Your turn!  Do you think this is a service you could use?  What projects do you have on your to-do list?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Thumbtack. The opinions and text are all mine.

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