There's some truth to that.
We're getting new windows installed. Our old windows were original to the 30-year-old house; they needed to be replaced. When we got the estimate, the handyman company doing the installation also gave us an estimate to paint the whole house. No, we said. We'll wait another year. The paint is faded, but it wasn't until the new windows -- shiny, new windows sparkling in the sun and rimmed in perfectly white sills -- were installed that I thought it looked dirty.
The husband just emailed the handyman. We're getting the house painted, too. It's not a huge extra expense, but still, it would have been cheaper to keep living with windows that needed to be propped open.
Between those new windows and Pinterest, I'm itchy to rearrange and paint. I want to get the boys into a shared bedroom and paint our front door. The husband just sighs heavily whenever I mention this stuff.
What projects are you thinking about these days?