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Monday, July 29, 2013

Hubby's Frugal but Expensive Looking DIY

If you haven't caught on yet we try to find creative ways to make what appear to be expensive changes. Who doesn't want to save a little extra money? 

One way we decided to save a TON of money is to finally bite the bullet and sell my husband's half ton truck that is used mainly as a commuter car for his 20 minute drive to work. For a commuting vehicle it goes without saying that it isn't the most gas friendly (9mpg) or environmentally friendly. We absolutely LOVE having a truck for all the reasons people need a truck: moving, hauling, trips etc. but find the benefits are not outweighing the cost right now. We don't see ourselves moving again for quite some time and if we do need to haul dirt or something big we can always rent a truck for a very reasonable price from our local hardware store (did you know you could do that?!). 

As with everything you sell, you want it to look 'nice and shiny' and there were some parts of Chris' truck that doing look as such. Fear not, with a less than $10 purchase my hubs took years off the look of his truck! 

With a can of Rust-Oleum Trim and Bumper paint from one of our local hardware stores Chris gave the look of his truck a dramatic facelift! 

Wouldn't you agree that it is quite the improvement? Yes it takes a little work to tape off and remove some of the plastic casings but so worth the minimal financial investment. 

Did you know you could paint your own vehicle? I certainly did not before this! 

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  1. So cool! My boyfriend actually just painted my car with a paint called Dip your car. The fun can peel it off if you don't like it anymore. Even looks really good and actually lasts!


  2. Peel it off?! That's crazy! That reminds me of the peel off nail polish from my childhood. I wonder if I'd be as tempted to peel paint off a car as I was to peel it off my nails?


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