As with most everything, there's a balance to be struck. When flipping through shelter pubs, my jaw often drops when I see the prices of some items. I can't help but assume that often, the designer's ego is included in the pricing and that those who are plunking down $8,000 for a bench, say, buy the item for its status, not its function. In your example, does any piece of cabinetry justify $50,000? Or is the price $50,000 because it's being sold to a man who earns $50,000,000? (Whether or not he really earns $50,000,000 is another story.) I'm fine with paying for good quality, but I'm not fine with being gouged. Then again, I don't care about status and labels, so I wouldn't buy designer goods at inflated prices on principle.
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Buy good paint. Nowhere is "You get what you pay for" more true than where paint's concerned. You'll get better coverage and it won't spatter so you won't have to waste time cleaning up. I am a die-hard Benjamin Moore fan and I never even cover stuff in the room that I'm painting. The stuff goes on like a dream. It's like painting with cake batter.
Real Life Lessons from a First-Time Painter
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You can blot the moisture out of pumpkin puree. Glop some into the middle of a few thicknesses of paper towel and use the surrounding towel to blot. The puree doesn't stick to the paper.
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
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