I bought two gallons of paint off the classified site at work for only $20 total. Brand new, never been opened. When we moved into our house in 2011 the family member who had built/lived there had passed away five months prior and except for making sure pipes never froze and no property damage took place, it was never really checked on, cleaned, or maintained. After we bought the place in 2012, I started planning home improvement projects.
The kitchen has been a first priority on the list since we spend so much time in it. Especially me. And any house guests we have throughout the week.
The only part I skipped was the base boards since I figured our resident trouble maker would rip it off at some point before I finished prep work anyway.
As for my knitting, I've knit almost the required 7" of the front of the leggings before I can connect the front and back and start on the legs.