Painting An Accent Wall In My Formerly Vanilla Apartment
My painting contractor was quick to help me get my new home ready, even on Black Friday
WHAT MY NETWORX CONTRACTOR DID FOR ME: Interior house painting, picture hanging.
WHY I CHOSE HIM: Best price.
I just moved into a new apartment, which is kind of vanilla, so I thought a nice bright wall in the bedroom would be pretty. I wanted to do a teal wall with really white, fluffy bedding. I still don’t have the bedding quite together yet, but I’m getting there. And I do have a beautiful teal accent wall.
I bought the paint myself; the color is Dark Harbor, by Benjamin Moore.
To find a painting contractor, I googled something like “Austin Texas painters” and the Networx website came up, saying “have painters bid on your project.” When I clicked on it, it seemed easy enough and after I put the information in, I had 2 people text me with bids within maybe 10 minutes.
I made my decision based on price. The person I chose, M&J Painting, was charging $80, and the other guy was $150. I thought $80 for one wall was a lot more reasonable. I guess I was taking a chance, but I was confident that it would be fine. He gave me the bid on Wednesday, Thanksgiving was Thursday, and he came to do the job on Friday morning, so it was a really quick turnaround. He also helped me hang some pictures, which I paid him extra for.
My advice to somebody who’s looking to hire a contractor for the first time: Look for a referral or do what I did – get online. I was originally going to look on Craigslist, but then when the Networx website popped up, it seemed easy and a little more legit than going to Craigslist.
I was very pleased with the process – and with the results.
Edited by Laura Firszt.