Valspar has been giving away everyday on their site. I’ve tried repeatedly to sign up, but never made it in time until a few weeks ago.
The box with the samples arrived in the mail yesterday and I was so excited! It was a very generous box for a freebie and I had lots of ideas for how we’d use it. For one, I’d promised the girls we’d make with it.
Well, apparently I up and lost my mind because I forgot that paint and curious 23-month-olds do not mix. Instead of putting the paint in a very high, out-of-the-way location like I usually would, I left it in the box and got distracted on another project.
A little while later, I heard a crash and then Kaitlynn hollered out, “Mom, Silas spilled the paint!”
I panicked, as I could only imagine what that could mean.
I ran to investigate, and yep, it was bad. 75% of the beautiful blue Valspar paint was now splattered in a large puddle on our tiled bathroom floor.
Quickly grabbing rags, I began scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing. Gratefully, after lots of elbow grease, it all came up — and we now have a very clean bathroom floor, to boot. 🙂
The good news? Somehow Silas had the presence of mind to cart the paint into the tiled bathroom before opening and spilling it. I’m pretty certain that if he’d spilled it on the carpet, we would have never gotten it all up. And replacing the carpet thanks to a freebie likely would have been one of my worst frugal failures in history.
There’s still enough paint to pull off the , but it is now far, far out of the reach of Silas! And I don’t think I’m even going to consider picking up the that’s available right now!
Subscribe for free email updates from December212012® and get my Guide to Freezer Cooking for free!